In The Race

Brian Neely (D-Tupelo) has announced. Brian Neely ran in the eight-way 1993 special election for the Second Congressional District. Hayes Dent led before the run-off with 34.1%, then Bennie Thompson with 28.5%, then Henry Espy 20.4%. Neely got half of one percent.

John Wages Jr. (G-Tupelo) - Daily Journal: "The state’s first publicly elected Green Party candidate announced Wednesday he will run for U.S. House of Representatives from the 1st Congressional District. In an e-mail to the Daily Journal, which he said served as his formal announcement, former Lee County Election Commissioner John Wages Jr. said he’ll seek the seat most recently occupied by current U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker. Unlike other candidates vying for Wicker’s vacant seat in the upcoming special election, Wages said he intends to wait for the regular election Nov. 4."

Commercial Appeal: Davis will make run official

Daily Journal: McCullough makes House run official

Commercial Appeal: "Democrats Joe Forsythe of Horn Lake and Columbus lawyer William Bambach have expressed an interest in the seat but have not filed any paperwork, Mississippi Democratic Party spokesman Terry Cassreino said." Forsythe and Bambach both ran for the First District seat in 2006 and both lost in the primary to Ken Hurt who didn't even come close to Wicker in the general.

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