CQ TODAY ONLINE NEWS - The Money Race Is On In Mississippi House Primary Contests -The 1st District, formerly held by Republican Rep. Roger Wicker, who was appointed to succeed Trent Lott in the Senate. CQ Politics rates the seat Safe Republican. A special election in the northern 1st District is scheduled for April 22 to choose a temporary successor who will serve until January 2009.
In the 1st District, former Tupelo mayor Glenn L. McCullough Jr. raised the most among Republicans: $334,000 through Feb. 20. Democratic Prentiss County Chancery Clerk Travis W. Childers raised the most for his party, $182,000, $103,000 of which came from personal loans.
• Glenn L. McCullough Jr., former Tupelo mayor, raised $334,000 and reported $191,000 on hand.
• Greg Davis, mayor of Southaven, raised $252,000 and reported $61,000 on hand.
• Randy Russell, ophthalmologist, raised $161,000* and reported $80,000 on hand.
*Personal contributions from the candidate accounted for $80,000 in receipts.
• Travis W. Childers, Prentiss County Chancery Clerk, raised $182,000* and reported $119,000 on hand.
*Personal contributions from the candidate accounted for $103,000 in receipts.