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Public Meets the Candidates

Updated: 10/16/2007 - With the general election just weeks away, voters in Meridian had the chance to meet the candidates right here at home.

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Hopkins: "Blue Star Symbolizes My Service"

Updated: 10/15/2007 - Al Hopkins, a Republican candidate for Mississippi attorney general, has removed a blue star from the top of his Web site after the campaign of Democrat Jim Hood tipped off the Dallas Cowboys.

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Political Ads in Season

Updated: 10/12/2007 - As the Nov. 6 general election draws closer, you may expect to see an increase in the number of political ads on television.

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State Auditor Candidates on Campaign Trail

Updated: 10/02/2007 - Mississippi will have a new state auditor for the first time in eleven years. State Sen. Stacey Pickering is running against a former employee of the state auditor's office, Mike Sumrall.

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Hosemann Courts Local Support

Updated: 10/01/2007 - Meridian-area Republicans gathered Monday in support of Delbert Hosemann's bid to Mississippi's secretary of state.

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Franks, Bryant Point Fingers

Posted: 10/01/2007 - A failed state project has become an issue in the race for lieutenant governor of Mississippi.

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Political Ad Source of Contention Between Candidates

Updated: 09/28/2007 - The gubernatorial campaign in Mississippi is heating up. Republican incumbent Haley Barbour and challenger, John Eaves, a Democrat, are at odds over an ad placed by Eaves that Barbour says is not true.

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Health Care Forum Raises Debate

Posted: 09/26/2007 - On Tuesday, Gov. Haley Barbour said a children's health insurance program passed by the U.S. House shortchanges Mississippi. With a recent report claiming 1 million Mississippians are without health coverage, is there a solution?

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Alabama Gets More Time

Posted: 09/18/2007 - A federal judge has extended the deadline for Alabama to complete a computerized voter registration system.

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Candidates Find Little in Common

Posted: 09/17/2007 - Candidates for Mississippi insurance commissioner, Gary Anderson and Mike Chaney, sparred Monday over each other's records.

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GOP Opens Headquarters in Meridian

Updated: 09/14/2007 - The East Central Republican Headquarters has opened in Meridian and is making a push to the November elections.

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Tisdale Concedes Runoff

Updated: 09/13/2007 - A challenge to the results of an Aug. 28 runoff for the Democratic nomination for sheriff in Kemper County has ended.

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Barbour and Eaves to Debate

Posted: 09/13/2007 - Republican Gov. Haley Barbour and Democratic challenger John Eaves, Jr., will meet for a face-to-face debate on Sept. 20 in Biloxi.

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Anderson Mum on Noxubee Runoff

Posted: 09/12/2007 - Noxubee County's runoff election will be Sept. 18, but the overseer appointed by a federal judge won't discuss the process with reporters until afterward.

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Bryant Visits Meridian

Posted: 09/12/2007 - State Auditor Phil Bryant spoke to the East Mississippi Medical Association in Meridian Tuesday night.

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Hudson Offered Hearing But Did Not Show Up in Time

Updated: 09/07/2007 - The Lauderdale County Democratic Executive Committee Thursday was prepared to hear from a candidate who lost a close election on Aug. 7. But Gerald Hudson was an hour late.

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Barbour Considered for V.P.

Posted: 09/06/2007 - Rudolph Giuliani says Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is on the short list of running mates for every Republican presidential candidate.

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Giuliani Visits Mississippi

Posted: 09/04/2007 - He's a presidential hopeful now. But Republican Rudolph Giuliani, who was mayor of New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, said his plan for emergency preparedness should work against terrorism and natural disasters.

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AFL-CIO Invites Democrats to Picnic

Posted: 09/03/2007 - The AFL-CIO celebrated workers on Labor Day with a picnic in downtown Jackson. But with the general election two months away, politics was part of the afternoon.

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Who Will Be Mississippi's Next Speaker?

Posted: 08/31/2007 - There are still four months before the 2008 Mississippi Legislature convenes, but the decision on who will lead the House of Representatives next year could already be decided.

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Post-Election Firings in Kemper County

Updated: 08/31/2007 - Three days after voters in Kemper County gave him his pink slip, Sheriff Sam Tisdale is handing out some of his own.

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