By Patsy R. Brumfield/NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – Fox News commentator Angela McGlowan says she’ll announce in February whether she’s running as a Republican for the U.S. House seat held by Booneville Democrat Travis Childers.
Speaking during Tuesday’s monthly CellularSouth Networking at Noon luncheon, the Oxford native said she’s exploring the idea and praying about it.
The timing will come after her Fox contract expires.
“I just can’t say now,” she told the crowd at the BancorpSouth Conference Center.
If she runs, she’ll compete for the GOP nomination with announced candidate, state Sen. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo, and perhaps former Eupora mayor Henry Ross, who’s made public pronouncements that he’ll run.
Qualifying deadline is March 1. Party primaries are June 1 and the general election Nov. 2.
Childers, a former Prentiss County chancery clerk, is the only announced Democrat in the race. He won a special election and then a regular general election for the seat in 2008.
McGlowan, a Lafayette County High and University of Mississippi grad, said regardless of her decision, “We need somebody that will be able to work with people across both sides of the aisle.”
The noon networking event has entered its fifth year, with lunch fees ultimately going to the Tupelo Main Street Association and a designated charity. Last year’s door take came to $8,832 and was split with The Salvation Army. The 2010 charity recipient will be Regional Rehabilitation Center.
McGlowan is CEO of a political consulting firm and has been a lobbyist, beauty pageant winner and best-selling author. She urged Americans to pay attention to what their elected officials are doing in the nation’s capital.
She noted her involvement at recent “Tea Parties,” where people have protested big government and taxes.
“If average Americans did what they’re supposed to do, you wouldn’t need lobbyists in Washington,” she said. “It’s up to us as Americans to complain.”
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