AP Analysis – B. Thompson serious about a challenge from McTeer

JACKSON — Two-term Greenville Mayor Heather McTeer says she didn’t just wake up one day and decide to challenge fellow Democrat Bennie Thompson for Congress.

The 35-year-old says she prayed about it and decided that seeking office is one way she can try to help the Mississippi Delta, long one of the poorest parts of the country.

McTeer will face a formidable task, though.

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