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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Travis Childers

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)

The people speak; was anyone listening?

People around the country spoke with their votes Tuesday. The big question now, Editor Don Whitten writes, is what members of Congress and the administration will do in response to the message sent by voters. (November 5, 2014, Page 4A)

Voters to head to polls

Lafayette County voters will head to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in state, judicial and school board races. (November 3, 2014, Page 1, 11)

Voting day nears

The mid-term elections will be here in little over a month, but you still have time to register to vote if you haven’t. This week’s Sunday Focus feature takes a look at the local elections and come recent complaints made about the process. (September 28, 2014, Page http://oxfordeagle.ms.newsmemory.com/?selDate=20140928&goTo=a1)

Let’s have a debate

“Our View” acknowledges that most incumbents avoid debates, but urges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran to choose to be different and schedule at least one debate with Democratic opponent Travis Childers before November’s election. (September 9, 2014, Page 4)

Voters should have two fine candidates in November

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the still-contested Republican Senate primary runoff race between incumbent Thad Cochran and challenge Chris McDaniel and how it was affected by traditional Democratic voters to set the stage for an expected November meeting of two moderate candidates in Cochran and Democrat nominee Travis Childers. (July 3, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Ray Garrett writes to say that November’s election to decide  Mississippi’s U.S. Senate spot currently held by Thad Cochran will be a choice between political and party ideology and not between the candidates. (July 2, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Harley Garrett writes about the upcoming Republican senate primary runoff between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel, giving his take on the candidates and their campaigns. (June 12, 2014, Page 4A)

Likely runoff could be something positive

Perhaps we all owe Thomas Carey a “vote” of gratitude. It was Carey who apparently received just enough votes to force Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel into a two-man runoff for the GOP Senate nomination. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the possibilities for a clean campaign over the next three weeks to help decide the best candidate to face Travis Childers in November. (June 4, 2014, Page 4)

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