WaPo: Democrat Childers running for Senate in Mississippi

Travis Childers will be the Democrat nominee vying for the Mississippi Senate seat currently held by Sen. Thad Cochran reports the Washington Post in Democrat Childers running for Senate in Mississippi.

Childers, considered a conservative Democrat and “credible” challenger by the Huffington Post and Politico, represented Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District after winning the 2008 election but was unseated in 2010 by the current Representative, Alan Nunnelee (R).  His campaign press release touts him as “pro-gun and pro-life” and he received the NRA’s endorsement during the 2008 campaign.

With incumbent Thad Cochran facing a tough Primary challenger in Chris McDaniel, energy could shift to Childers who is considered a long shot for the seat that is considered firmly in Republican control according to the Rothenberg Political Report ratings.

Pundits believe a McDaniel victory in the Republican Primary could seriously shift Childer’s potential for a victory in the November Elections.  The Republican nominee will be determined in the June 3rd Primary Election.


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