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...
Republican Guest joins Mississippi congressional delegation
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's newest member of Congress, Republican Rep. Michael Guest, says he will "uphold the morals and values" of his community, state and nation.
Guest said in a speech in Washington that he will "remain humble," take his responsibilities seriously and "represent the people of Mississippi in a way that brings honor and glory to our Heavenly Father."
Mississippi lawmakers announce $930M contract for shipyard
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Lawmakers say a Mississippi shipyard has been awarded a $930.8 million contract to build the 10th and 11th U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutters.
U.S. Sens. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Roger Wicker and U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, in a news release, said the U.S. Department of Homeland Security contract award to Huntington Ingalls in Pascagoula has a total potential value of $1.7 billion.
Senators: 2 Mississippi roads get $38M in federal grants
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi roads are getting federal grants for improvements.
U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Transportation is allotting $25 million toward the long-delayed widening of Mississippi 19 in Neshoba County. Another $13 million will go to improve Holly Springs Road in DeSoto County.
Shawn O’Hara, perennial candidate in Mississippi, dies at 60
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man who ran dozens of eccentric and unsuccessful races for governor, U.S. senator and other offices under different party labels has died at age 60.
Shawn O'Hara was found dead Tuesday at home in Hattiesburg, Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict said Friday. The date of death was not immediately known, but O'Hara died of natural causes, Benedict said.
VoteCast: Mississippi voters divided on state of nation
Voters casting midterm election ballots in Mississippi are divided over the state of the nation, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate.
As voters cast ballots for U.S. Senate and members of Congress in Tuesday's elections, AP VoteCast found that 52 percent of Mississippi voters said the country is on the right track, compared with 46 percent who said the country is headed in the wrong direction.
GOP wins 1 Senate seat, other race to runoff in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi won re-election Tuesday, and a special election for the state's other Senate seat is headed to a runoff.
Mississippi voters will either elect a woman to the Senate for the first time ever or will send a black man to the Senate for the first time since Reconstruction.
The Latest: Mississippi has 2 US Senate elections
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi elections. (all times local):
There are two elections for United State Senate in Mississippi this year.
Republicans hope to keep both seats as Democrats are putting more effort into those races than in the past several election cycles in Mississippi.
Polls opened Tuesday morning and are to close at 7 p.m.
Dem lawmaker tries to unseat Mississippi GOP Sen. Wicker
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democratic state Rep. David Baria is outspent and overshadowed as he competes in one of Mississippi's two U.S. Senate races. Still, he appeared energetic as he spoke recently to an audience of two dozen students and faculty members at Tougaloo College.
Mississippi editorial roundup
Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers:
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal of Tupelo on the outlook for Northeast Mississippi:
With all three federal lawmakers representing Northeast Mississippi in attendance, Itawamba Community College's first State of the District address carried gravitas.
U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith and Rep. Trent Kelly gathered at ICC's Davis Event Center on Monday to give their takes on the outlook for Northeast Mississippi.
US, South African farmers cry fowl over Trump metal tariffs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Which came first, the chicken or the trade war?
Well before President Donald Trump began slapping tariffs on steel, aluminum and other imported goods, there was a deal with South Africa that gave U.S. chicken producers duty-free access to a market that had effectively been shut to them for years.
But that trade deal, worth tens of millions of dollars to American businesses, now is being threatened by Trump's metal tariffs.
Sen. Hyde-Smith: Accusations against Kavanaugh ‘unproven’
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi said Wednesday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "quickly and convincingly" refuted accusations that he sexually assaulted women when he was young.
Mississippi GOP senators: Dems trying to smear Kavanaugh
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's two Republican U.S. senators are expressing continued support of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.
Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith issued statements Monday saying they think Democrats are unfairly trying to damage the reputation of Kavanaugh, who is a federal appeals court judge.
Commission puts 2 US Senate races atop Mississippi ballot
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's two U.S. Senate races will appear at the top of the November ballot.
In their role as state election commissioners, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann unanimously approved a sample ballot Monday. It lists the regular Senate race first, then a special Senate race. After that, the ballot lists a U.S. House race in each of the four districts, then judicial races.
Louisiana governor headlining Mississippi fundraising event
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is helping to raise cash for Democratic candidates in Mississippi.
Edwards, a Democrat in office since 2016, is the keynote speaker Saturday for a Mississippi State Democratic Party luncheon fundraiser in Brandon.
The barbecue event is expected to include appearances and speeches from Democrats running for U.S. Senate and U.S. House seats.
Mississippi’s senators say award to help city buy airport
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's senators say the City of Olive Branch has received a $14.9 million federal grant to help with the purchase of the Olive Branch Airport.
U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith, in a news release Thursday, said the city will become the airfield's primary operator. It's been in operation since 1972, and the purchase guarantees the continued operations of the facility as a public airport.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal courthouse in Mississippi has been named for a longtime Republican U.S. senator who resigned this year.
Officials gathered Thursday in downtown Jackson to unveil the new name on the Thad Cochran courthouse.
The building opened in 2010 with a dozen courtrooms and other federal offices.
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Frontier Airlines coming to airport in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials say an airline that will offer flights to Denver and Orlando is coming to Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport in Mississippi.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The federal government is providing $7.3 million to build safe rooms where people can gather during severe weather.
The eight rooms will be built in south Mississippi's Forrest County. Four will be in Petal, three in Hattiesburg and one in Brooklyn.
The rooms will be designed to withstand winds of up to 200 mph (322 kph).
Cochran donating papers to University of Mississippi
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Retired U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran will donate his papers to the University of Mississippi.
Cochran, who holds both undergraduate and law degrees from Ole Miss, was first elected to the U.S. House in 1972 and to the Senate in 1978.
The university says Cochran's donation will include 3,500 linear feet (1,000 meters) of documents and nearly 6 terabytes of digital files.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Democrats in Tuesday's runoff gave their U.S. Senate nomination to state Rep. David Baria, lining up behind a party stalwart to challenge incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker.
The Latest: Baria says Mississippi Dems ‘exuberant’
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi Democratic Senate primary (all times local):
Mississippi Democratic U.S. Senate nominee David Baria says he believes members of his party are "excited and exuberant" for a change in Washington.
Baria, a Bay St. Louis attorney and the minority leader in the state house, beat venture capitalist Howard Sherman of Meridian in Tuesday's runoff.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a Republican U.S. House and Democratic U.S. Senate primary in Mississippi (all times local):
Mississippi Democrats are nominating state Rep. David Baria to challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, lining up behind a party stalwart as they reject a bid by a newcomer.
Baria is a Bay St. Louis attorney. He beat venture capitalist Howard Sherman of Meridian in Tuesday's runoff.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A relative handful of voters could choose Mississippi's Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate and the Republican nominee for a U.S. House seat.
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is warning that turnout could be abysmal in Tuesday's runoff.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is holding party primary runoffs for two federal offices.
Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, and voters are required to show photo identification.
Candidates have expressed concerns that turnout will be much lower than it was during the first round of voting on June 5.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — David Baria is emphasizing his experience and ties to the Democratic establishment while Howard Sherman promises change and fresh policy ideas as the two contend in Tuesday's runoff for the Democratic nomination in the U.S. Senate race.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A retired sheriff has been nominated to serve as U.S. marshal for the Southern District of Mississippi.
President Donald Trump nominated former Pike County Sheriff Mark Shepherd of McComb for the position.
If confirmed, Shepherd would lead U.S. Marshals Service activities for the district, such as federal fugitive apprehension; federal prisoner housing and transportation; and witness security program operation.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a work plan that includes nearly $56 million of water projects during this budget year in Mississippi, including some for flood control.
The state's two Republican U.S. senators, Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith, said Tuesday that the projects will improve the quality of life.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is receiving $2.4 million in federal grant funding to make upgrades to nine small and rural airports around the state.
Republican U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith announced the Federal Aviation Administration grants Monday.
Improvement projects are planned for airports in Vicksburg, Yazoo County, Philadelphia, Wiggins, West Point, Okolona, Picayune and Ripley, as well as the airport at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi lawmaker who placed third in a U.S. Senate primary is endorsing one of the remaining candidates.
State Rep. Omeria Scott of Laurel announced Friday that she will support venture capitalist Howard Sherman of Meridian, saying Sherman offers "bold and powerful" ideas.
Sherman faces state Rep. David Baria of Bay St. Louis in a June 26 Democratic primary runoff. They advanced Tuesday from a field of six candidates.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi Democrats will contend in a June 26 runoff for the nomination for a U.S. Senate seat, while two Republicans will go to a runoff in the state's 3rd Congressional District:
U.S. SENATE PRIMARIES
Incumbent U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker defeated challenger Richard Boyanton in the Republican primary. State Rep David Baria and businessman Howard Sherman of Meridian moved to a runoff for the Democratic nomination.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi easily won a Republican primary Tuesday, months after being endorsed by President Donald Trump and the same day Trump tweeted that the legislator "has my total support!"
Wicker served nearly 13 years in the U.S. House before then-Gov. Haley Barbour appointed him to the Senate in late 2007 when fellow Republican Trent Lott resigned. Wicker's opponent in the November race isn't decided, as the Democratic primary heads to a June runoff.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi holds party primaries Tuesday for one seat in the U.S. Senate and two in the U.S. House. If runoffs are needed, they will be June 26.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's top elections official said Tuesday that a "disappointing" number of absentee ballots have been requested for the June 5 party primaries for U.S. House and Senate.
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said in a state with 1.8 million registered voters, only about 6,000 people have requested absentee ballots.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An effort to turn the home of a slain civil rights leader into a national monument is gaining more bipartisan support.
Republican U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi and Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama introduced a bill Monday to make the Medgar Evers home a monument.
The U.S. House passed a bill last week to do the same thing. The two chambers must agree on a single bill before it could go to the president.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Actors Robert DeNiro and Alec Baldwin are giving some fundraising help to a Democrat hoping to unseat Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi.
Howard Sherman is one of six Democrats in the June 5 primary. He is married to actress Sela Ward, and they have a home near Meridian, Mississippi, where she was raised. The couple previously lived in Los Angeles.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a fraud scheme that prosecutors say took in well over $100 million and victimized more than 300 people, including U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker.
Arthur Lamar Adams pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in federal court in Jackson in an agreement with prosecutors after earlier waiving indictment.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker said Thursday that he is among the victims of a Mississippi-based fraud that officials say involved more than $100 million.
Wicker, a Republican from Tupelo, told The Associated Press he had invested in what was supposed to be the rights to cut timber. Federal prosecutors charge it was a Ponzi scheme, though, with a Jackson man named Arthur Lamar Adams using cash from later investors to pay off high-interest loans he received from earlier ones.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker said Thursday that he is among the victims of a Mississippi-based fraud that officials say involved more than $100 million.
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi says he is among those who lost money in fraudulent timber rights scheme
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi says he is among those who lost money in fraudulent timber rights scheme.
CLINTON, Miss. (AP) — The wife of U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker will address undergraduates at Mississippi College's commencement.
Gayle Long Wicker was the first woman elected as the school's student body president in 1971 and one of the first two women to join Mississippi College's board of trustees in 1996.
Undergraduates will receive their degrees during Saturday morning and afternoon ceremonies at A.E. Wood Coliseum on the Clinton campus.
RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — Three Republican U.S. senators said Tuesday that keeping their party in the majority in Congress will protect tax cuts and ensure a conservative judiciary.
Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune of South Dakota was in Mississippi raising money for Republicans ahead of midterm elections. He also attended a business conference with Mississippi's two GOP senators, Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith. The three spoke to reporters before the private meeting.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor is hosting a fundraising reception for Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker.
John Arthur Eaves Jr. tells the Clarion Ledger that Wicker has "put Mississippians first in his politics, ahead of party."
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — More questions are being raised about the party loyalties of Howard Sherman, who is running as a Democrat for the Mississippi U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Roger Wicker.
Jackson lawyer Sam Begley on Tuesday provided The Associated Press with a California voter registration document showing Sherman registered as a Republican there and voted in the 2012 and 2016 Republican presidential primaries.
Chris McDaniel abandons Wicker challenge; will run for Cochran’s seat in special election
Chris McDaniel bailed Wednesday on his short-lived bid to unseat Sen. Roger Wicker in a Republican primary race in Mississippi and declared he is running for the seat being vacated by GOP Sen. Thad Cochran.
It was the latest wrinkle in Mr. McDaniel's decision-making process.