Former Eupora Mayor Henry Ross will decide soon whether to challenge state Sen. Alan Nunnelee in the Republican primary for Mississippi’s 1st District Congressional seat.
CQ Politics in Washington, D.C., reports that Ross recently attended a National Republican Congressional Committee “candidate school.”
Nunnelee of Tupelo attended the training several months ago. He has raised $220,000 and aims to unseat Democratic Rep. Travis Childers of Booneville in the 2010 election.
Ross, who’s been talking about a run since early 2009, said he intends to make a decision “after the first of the year,” CQ reports.
“We’re still traveling the district and meeting people and talking to people about the race,” he said.
Ross, a lawyer and Navy veteran, was mayor of Eupora from 1997 to 2001. In the George W. Bush administration, he was senior counsel at the Justice Department.
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