BRUMFIELD – House candidates wanted what Childers did, vote no

Republican candidates for north Mississippi’s U.S. House seat say they want health care reform, but they’ve yet to show much difference to the voters from what incumbent Rep. Travis Childers says.

Each Republican insists that if he or she had been in Congress, each would have voted “no” with their party colleagues. Childers, a Democrat, voted “no.”

One difference:

Each has signed the GOP pledge to fight for repeal of the new health care law. Childers says he’s not going to fight for repeal but wants improvements made.

State Sen. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo was the first of the Republican hopefuls to put his ideas on paper with a nine-point program.

Former Eupora Mayor Henry Ross dispatched a lengthy statement Wednesday, and former Fox News commentator Angela McGlowan of Oxford followed on Friday after a media inquiry.

Ross and McGlowan express their outrage that Childers won’t work for the repeal.

The June primary will decide who will face Democrat Childers of Booneville in the Nov. 2 general election, along with seven non-mainstream party nominees and independents.

Each Republican has a stance on the new health care law: