UPDATE: More qualify for 1st District congressional race

JACKSON – Four more candidates filed qualifying papers Friday to seek the 1st District congressional seat vacated with Roger Wicker of Tupelo was appointed interim U.S. senator.

They are:

• Republicans – Dr. Randy Russell of Oxford

• Democrats – Ken Hurt of Verona, Marshall Coleman of Calhoun City and Steve Holland of Plantersville.

Today at 5 p.m. is the deadline to qualify to run in the party primaries leading up to the Nov. 4 general election.