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Ron Dickey Wins Democratic Nomination for Mississippi 1st Congressional District
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 10:40 PM EDT
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 10:40 PM EDT
By Donesha Aldridge, Web Content Manager/Producer -
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Ron Dickey has won the Democratic nomination to take on Republican incumbent Alan Nunnelee in Mississippi's 1st Congressional District, defeating Rex Weathers.
Nunnelee is completing his second term in Congress representing the district, which covers all or parts of 22 counties in north Mississippi.
Dickey, of Horn Lake, is a former Green Beret who ran as supporter of President Barack Obama, and backed a minimum wage increase, equal pay legislation for women and Medicaid expansion.
Weathers, a Glen resident, previously ran for the state Legislature and Congress, losing races as the Democratic congressional nominee in 1998 and 2002.
Neither Weathers nor Dickey filed campaign finance reports with the Federal Election Commission
The general election ballot on Nov. 4 will also include Libertarian Danny Bedwell and the Reform Party's Lajena Walley.
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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