District 3 Congressional Race

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Former state Sen. Charlie Ross and attorney Gregg Harper have secured runoff spots in the Republican primary for the 3rd District seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering.

The runoff will be April 1, with the winner facing Democrat Joel L. Gill of Pickens in the Nov. 4 general election.

Ross, of Brandon, is a lawyer and a veteran legislator. He served in the Senate 10 years, after serving one year in the state House of Representatives. Last year, he unsuccessfully ran for lieutenant governor, losing to Phil Bryant in the Republican primary.

Harper, who practices law in Pearl, campaigned on conservative Republican issues, as well promising to be an advocate for families with special needs children.

Harper's son, 18-year-old Livingston, has Fragile X syndrome, which causes developmental delays.

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  • by JD Location: Meridian on Mar 12, 2008 at 04:24 AM
    I think it's despicable how Harper is parading his child around for his own personal gain. I think it's admirable to be an advocate of special needs children. But, his child having special needs should be something that comes out in an interview or debate. It shouldn't be a campaign slogan. Shame on Gregg Harper.
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