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Mississippi Congressional Race Heating Up with Six Candidates

JACKSON, Miss.- There are now six candidates running for the special congressional election in north Mississippi to fill the seat once held by late U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee.

Tupelo attorney Greg Pirkle told the Northeast Mississippi Daily on Wednesday that professional politicians have caused gridlock and unsustainable debt. He says he’s running as an outsider.

Boyce Adams of Columbus, president of a software company, says he’s announcing his candidacy Thursday.

Those already in the 1st District race are state Sen. Nancy Collins of Tupelo, District Attorney Trent Kelly of Saltillo, attorney Chip Mills of Fulton and attorney Quentin Whitwell of Oxford.

Qualifying deadline for the nonpartisan election is March 27. The election will be held May 2, and if need a runoff will be held June 2.

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