MS-01: Dark Horse Candidates Mentioned
The Southern Political Report has a new story out looking into the 2010 House race for the First District. So far the two most common predicted to run against first-term Rep. Travis Childers are state Sen. Alan Nunnelee (R-Tupelo) and state Sen. Merle Flowers (R-Southaven). The SPR story talks about how those two could be pitted in a regional primary similar to Greg Davis and Glenn McCullough just a year ago.
Personally, I do not see the Republicans repeating the same disastrous strategy of a year ago that opened the door for the Democrats to pick up the open seat.
The story also mentioned three names that are not generally at the top of the GOPs list, but may be worth remembering.
Former Eupora Mayor Henry Ross, who has also been an assistant district attorney and a judge, along with Angela McGlowan, a political and business analyst for FoxNews who happens to be African American and female, are listed as potential candidates. Wesley Walls, a former football player at Ole Miss, is also mentioned but they indicate he is less likely than the other two to jump in the race.