Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Mississippi 1: Russell Expected to Endorse McCullough

Former Tupelo Mayor Glenn McCullough (R) and Southaven Mayor Greg Davis (R) are headed for an April 1 runoff in Mississippi's 1st District, vacated when Roger Wicker (R) was appointed to the U.S. Senate.

McCullough edged out Davis 39%-37% in Tuesday's initial balloting, with Dr. Randy Russell finishing third with 24%. Now, Russell is likely to endorse McCullough, with the official announcement expected soon.

Democratic state Rep. Steve Holland and Prentiss County Chancery Clerk Travis Childers are set for a runoff on the Democratic side. President Bush won the district 62%-37% in 2004.

UPDATE: The announcement is scheduled for tomorrow at 3pm in Oxford.