Harper Will Face Opposition

By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

The qualifying deadline for upcoming congressional primaries hit yesterday, and all four US Representatives from Mississippi have at least one challenger.

It looked for a time that District 3 republican Gregg Harper would run unopposed, but Friday two qualifiers announced their run.

Harper will face Robert Allen of Sturgis in the republican primary.

The republican nominee will then face democrat Crystal Biggs in the general election.

Meanwhile Senator Roger Wicker will have four men running against him, two republicans and two democrats.

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  • by Earthquake Location: Rankin on Jan 18, 2012 at 06:31 AM
    Lets face facts....Greg Harper voted for $105 billion to implement Obamacare and then later voted to repel. If it had never been funded these problems would not exist. In addition when countries are trying to take away out World Currency Status Harper voted to downgrade our credit ratings....if Harper is my Representative then I am not represented.
  • by Andy Location: Starkville on Jan 17, 2012 at 05:17 PM
    I disagree with some of the cynical comments for this story. Harper is a good Christian man who has done a wonderful job representing our district. People that just want to "throw out all incumbents" don't understand the political process. Harper has fought Obama's policies since day 1; but the Republicans still can't get any good legislation through the Democratic-controlled Senate. If we put extremest in office who are unable to compromise or be team-players with other Republicans in Washington, we will be in a much, much worse situation.
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      by bobby on Jan 18, 2012 at 01:47 PM in reply to Andy
      Andy, you need to start counting to a trillion and don't vote again until you make it there. Harper along with all the Senators and Congressmen from Mississippi have allowed Obama to raise the US Debt from 10 trillion dollars to 16 trillion dollars in four years. George W Bush increased the debt by 4.3 trillion dollars in eight years. When Bush went into office the debt was 5.7 trillion, when he left and Obama came in it was 10 trillion. If you don't think this is the greatest danger to your personal security of anything else in the world then you need to do some serious thinking. We can not let our elected officials push the US economy into bankruptcy. It will cause millions of deaths from starvation and lack of health care and will probably lead to the second civil war. If you can't see that you need to open your eyes. The end of the USA as we know it is very near if we do not immediately get our spending under control. The immediate solution is to vote every incumbent out of office who supported or enabled in any manner the excessive spending that has lead to this incredible debt level. As a percentage of Debt / GDP the USA is rapidly approaching the top of the list worldwide, if you don't believe me then check it for yourself. Check the debt and debt as a percentage of GDP at http://www.usgovernmentdebt.us/ You can find Greece, Italy, Spain, Ireland, and other irresponsible country ratios of debt to GDP else where. Thanks for your time researching this problem to your satisfaction.
  • by bobby Location: brookhaven on Jan 16, 2012 at 10:09 AM
    I am glad to see someone running against Greg Harper, he has only voted the worn out party line. We need somebody to say "NO" to more federal government spending, more federal government employees, more federal government regulations, and more endless wars to create and support corrupt foreign governments. Congressman Harper has voted for each and every tax increase, he and his colleagues have empowered Obama to double the national debt in four years in office. Let's vote Greg Harper out of office along with Senator Wicker and the rest of the republican crowd in office. Vote republican or independent but not incumbent, they are all on the wrong page. Find Robert Allen in Sturgis, MS and support him in his race against Harper. Good day and good luck.
  • by Bostonbulldoggie Location: Collinsville on Jan 15, 2012 at 02:58 PM
    Republican or Democrat.....they're all the same. Make promises to the people they can't keep and spend all there time running for reelection or on vacation while "America Burns". What happened to Made in America?????
  • by Scott Location: Lauderdale County on Jan 14, 2012 at 06:05 PM
    Glad both these men have Republican opposition. Maybe they both will go back to private sector.
  • by voter Location: Meridian on Jan 14, 2012 at 01:35 PM
    This is great news. All incumbents need to be voted out of office. The current politicians have proven they are only interested in playing politics as usual. There has to be someone who will represent the average person in Mississippi instead of playing politics with our tax money. It is past time for party politics to be changed. The people we put in office have let big business run this country long enough. We need a new president that loves our country and wants to keep the USA strong. We need state representatives who want to serve the people and not themselves.
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