Marcy Wins District 2 GOP Runoff

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Bill Marcy has won a Republican primary runoff in Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District.

Voter turnout was light Tuesday in the district that runs through the Delta, over to Jackson and down to Jefferson County.

Marcy is a 64-year-old retired Chicago police officer who lives in Meridian, Miss., more than 100 miles outside the district. He says he plans to move into the district.

Marcy defeated 51-year-old Richard Cook, a Jackson public school teacher who lives in Byram.

Marcy will face Democratic incumbent Bennie Thompson of Bolton and the Reform Party's Ashley Norwood of Canton in the November general election.

Cook ran unsuccessfully against Thompson in 2008.


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  • by T Texas mama on Jun 28, 2010 at 05:28 PM
    Carpetbaggers were mostly from the north & they came to take advantage of the poor southerners both black & white. They didn't care about the people. Bill Marcy is NO Carpetbagger. He cares a lot more about the people of Mississippi a whole lot more than Bennie Thompson ever thought about doing. If you get right down & dirty about it, Bennie Thompson is the scoundrel, carpetbagger. He's the one who's kept HIS own people in slavery all these years while he's gotten rich off them. Marcy's going to clean house. Citizen, I think you really need to go back & re-read your history over again & just look at who those carpetbagger really were. Have a good day now, ya' hear?
  • by Citizen Location: Meridian on Jun 27, 2010 at 07:19 AM
    Despite how anyone may feel about Bennie Thompson, Marcy IS, by definition, a carpetbagger. It is a uniquely American political term that factually and accurately describes his position and station in this race.
  • by YOU GO BILL!!! on Jun 25, 2010 at 06:00 PM
    Way to go Bill! Me too, rooster - If I could, I would, bro. Anyway, I'm pulling for you, for you know it's uphill all the way to the delta & beyond! Bill is NO carpetbagger. Bennie has held the people in his district in slavery for way too long. You said it too good, Leah, I agree with you & wish I'd said it. Except that I'd said Bennie is THE sorriest DEM elected to ANY position --- AND crooked. He's not worthy to be elected garbage or dog collector! He works hard & is honest. God be with you.
  • by Leah on Jun 24, 2010 at 07:55 PM
    I think it's great that Mr.Marcy won this runoff! Bennie Thompson is one of the sorriest Dems in Congress and needs his rear booted out.
  • by Guy South of I-20 on Jun 24, 2010 at 03:40 PM
    It's unfortunate that this carpetbagger opportunist won an election. Here's hoping he loses in the general election. I have zero respect for someone like him and would be disgraced if he were representing Mississippi at any level of government.
  • by Citizen Location: Meridian on Jun 23, 2010 at 01:14 PM
    Carpetbagger is a term that dates back to the civil war and reconstruction period in the US. Northerners, business and polital figures, came down here to take advantage of a defeated south. There were northern republicans coming down here holding political office. Politicians in the US, since this time, that live in one place and move to another place in order to hold or run for public office are referred to as carpetbaggers.
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Meridian on Jun 23, 2010 at 11:24 AM
    Please explain what you mean by "Carpetbagger"??
  • by rooster Location: Meridian on Jun 23, 2010 at 10:13 AM
    God Bless Bill Marcy! You go Bill and campaign your rear end off to rid Mississippi of another leftist democrat. I'm thinking of finding a way to vote for Bill without having to move....you know...just like all democrats do to get elected.
  • by Citizen Location: Meridian on Jun 23, 2010 at 08:09 AM
    Carpetbagger.
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