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Appeals Court Overrules Party Registration, Voter ID

Updated: 05/28/2008 - The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling that would have forced Mississippians to register by political party and to show photo identification at the polls.

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Dowdy Backing Obama

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Mississippi Democratic Party chairman Wayne Dowdy said he is committed to Sen. Barack Obama in the presidential race.

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November Elections Put Spotlight on Mississippi

Updated: 05/15/2008 - Congressional and Senate elections in Mississippi may be especially interesting this year, and they may be even more so because of the presidential race.

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Smith Chosen GOP Delegate

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Three Lauderdale County Republicans will be heading to the national party convention in July.

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Polling Places to Change

Posted: 05/06/2008 - The Meridian School Board made a recommendation Tuesday to remove all voting precincts from schools. A lot of concerns are being raised about what happens now.

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MDES Caught in Political Battle

Posted: 04/29/2008 - A simple bill to reauthorize the budget of a Mississippi state agency has turned into a fight over how state departments buy advertising.

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Special Sessions Pretty Common

Posted: 04/23/2008 - In recent years, special sessions have become more of the norm at the Capitol. Why is that?

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Voter ID Apparently Dead for 2008

Posted: 04/14/2008 - Senate Elections Committee chairman, Sen. Terry Burton, says voter identification is now a dead issue for the 2008 session.

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Harper Thanks Supporters

Updated: 04/03/2008 - Two days after securing the Republican nomination, third district congressional candidate Gregg Harper formally thanked his supporters.

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Candidates Reflect on GOP Race

Updated: 04/02/2008 - Republicans in the third congressional district of Mississippi chose their party nominee in Tuesday's voting. It was a hard fought campaign that was not as close as some had expected it to be.

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North Mississippi Runoffs Decided

Posted: 04/02/2008 - Republican Greg Davis and Democrat Travis Childers have won their party nominations during runoffs in north Mississippi's 1st Congressional District.

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Harper Wins GOP Runoff

Updated: 04/02/2008 - Gregg Harper defeated Charlie Ross in the Republican runoff in Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District.

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Rain May Hurt Voter Turnout

Posted: 04/01/2008 - Election officials say rain is apparently putting a damper on early turnout in Mississippi's primary runoffs.

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Hope Village Gets Political Attention

Updated: 03/31/2008 - Political leaders visited Hope Village for Children in Meridian Monday to meet with its founder, actress Sela Ward.

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Davis Says Siegelman Shouldn't Testify

Posted: 03/31/2008 - Alabama Democrat, Cong. Artur Davis, is recommending that former governor, Don Siegelman, avoid testifying before Congress about his corruption case.

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Congressional Runoffs Set for Tuesday

Updated: 03/31/2008 - Two congressional districts in Mississippi have runoff elections Tuesday. There is one race in the third district and two in the first district.

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Poll Favors McCain over Clinton or Obama

Posted: 03/31/2008 - According to a poll of likely Alabama voters, Sen. John McCain is the favorite when matched against either Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Hillary Clinton or Sen. Barack Obama.

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