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Mississippi politicos feud over civil rights monument status

Mar. 14, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's white Republican governor and the state's only black Democratic congressman are feuding over who should get credit for the home of a slain civil rights leader becoming a national monument. President Donald Trump signed a bill Wednesday creating five new national...

Democratic candidate Warren sets televised Mississippi forum

Mar. 8, 2019 7:27 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democratic presidential hopeful is planning a televised forum from Mississippi. Jackson State University says U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts will participate in a March 18 forum that will be televised on CNN. The Clarion Ledger reports CNN Chief Washington Correspondent...

McDaniel won't seek statewide office in Mississippi in 2019

Feb. 28, 2019 6:51 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Republican state senator who has twice run for higher office says he won't seek a statewide position in Mississippi's 2019 elections. Chris McDaniel of Ellisville announced Thursday that he will "take a short break from statewide campaigns." Instead, McDaniel says he'll seek...