Bobby Moak

Mississippi GOP hopefuls decry federal spending, regulations

Republicans running for an open congressional seat in Mississippi are advocating cuts in federal spending and regulations.

The six GOP candidates in the 3rd District spoke Wednesday night in Jackson at a forum sponsored by Americans For Prosperity, a group promoting free markets and limited government.

The Republican field has two health care professionals, Whit Hughes of Madison and Morgan Dunn of Magee; a state senator, Sally Doty of Brookhaven; a businessman, Perry Parker of Seminary; a district attorney, Michael Guest of Brandon; and an artist and educational consultant, Katherine Tate of Jackson.

The Republican incumbent, Gregg Harper, is not seeking re-election...

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