JACKSON – State Sen. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo filed qualifying papers Tuesday to be a Republican candidate for U.S. Congress.
For months, the Senate Appropriations Committee chairman has said he’d seek the GOP nomination in hopes of meeting incumbent Democrat Rep. Travis Childers of Booneville in the November general election.
In announcing he’d qualified, Nunnelee said America needs a change in Washington, where Democrats control the White House and both houses of Congress.
“The current leadership in Washington is making decisions that will create untold consequences for our country,” he said in a news release. “I’m running for Congress because we need a congressman who will stand up for Mississippi values in Washington.”
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