Davis, Childers, Harper win Miss. congressional runoffs - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Davis, Childers, Harper win Miss. congressional runoffs

FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) - Republican Greg Davis and Democrat Travis Childers won their party nominations today during runoffs in north Mississippi's 1st Congressional District.

They will compete in the November general election for the chance to take office in January.       In central Mississippi's 3rd District, Gregg Harper defeated Charlie Ross in the Republican runoff and set himself up for a likely victory in November over Democrat Joel Gill, who is running a low-budget campaign.

The general election winner will succeed Republican Rep. Chip Pickering, who was first elected in 1996 and chose not to run this year.

Davis and Childers get no immediate reprieve from campaigning in the 1st District because they'll compete April 22 in a special election.

The winner of that race will serve the rest of this year to finish the two-year term Republican Roger Wicker started in January 2007. Wicker is now in the U.S. Senate.

Childers, the Prentiss County chancery clerk, defeated state Rep. Steve Holland on Tuesday.

Davis, the mayor of Southaven, defeated former Tupelo Mayor Glenn McCullough Jr.


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