Travis Childers, Democrat, Enters Mississippi Senate Race


Daily Journal: “Travis Childers of Booneville, the former 1st District U.S. representative, quietly drove to Jackson on Friday to qualify to run for the U.S. Senate seat held since 1978 by Republican Thad Cochran. ‘I look forward to the race,’ Childers said via phone explaining that he would later kick off his campaign at events across the state. Childers, a ‘lifelong’ Democrat who stresses his ability to work across the aisle, was longtime chancery clerk of Prentiss County before winning a special election in 2008 to replace Roger Wicker, R-Tupelo, in the U.S. House. Later in 2008, Childers won the regular election for a full two-year term in the House where he was one of the more conservative Democrats in the chamber.”