7 Qualify for Special

AP - Seven candidates meet qualifying deadline for Wicker's old seat- Seven candidates will be on the ballot to represent north Mississippi's 1st Congressional District in an April 22 nonpartisan special election.

They met Friday's 5 p.m. deadline to file qualifying papers according to a statement Friday by the Secretary of State's Office.

Those qualifying are: State Rep. Steve Holland of Plantersville; Prentiss County Chancery Clerk Travis Childers of Booneville; former state Rep. Greg Davis of Southaven; former Mayor Glenn McCullough Jr. of Tupelo; Wally Pang of Batesville; John Wages Jr. of Tupelo and Dr. Randy Russell, an Oxford ophthalmologist.

The election is being held to fill the seat left vacant by Republican Roger Wicker, who was appointed to the U.S. Senate seat long held by GOP leader Trent Lott.

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