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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Greg Davis

Low voter turnout needs to improve

Just over 18 percent of Lafayette County’s registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s special election for the 1st Congressional District seat. That’s better than the turnout of less than 12 percent for a similar election in 2008, but still much less than than we would like to see. We encourage all to exercise their right to vote June 2 when the polls are open again to decide a runoff between Walter H. Zinn Jr. and Trent Kelly. (May 14, 2015, Page 4)

How large will field get in 1st District race?

The addition of Henry Ross to the ballot last week raised the number of candidates for the vacant 1st Congressional District representative position to 11. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the field and what’s ahead for candidates and voters. (March 16, 2015, Page 4)

Slinging mud doesn’t give voters a clear picture

Nasty politics is not something new, but Editor Don Whitten wonders if all the mud that’s been slung back and forth between the Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel camps — and their unofficial supporters — is a bit dirtier than usual. (May 28, 2014, Page 4)

1st District race drawing lots of attention

There was once a time – when Jamie Whitten and then Roger Wicker represented the district – when electing a U.S. Representative from North Mississippi meant sending the incumbent back to Washington in a landslide. No more. Democrat Travis Childers won the spot two years ago and is expected to face a challenge this year. (February 19, 2010, Page 4A)

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