November’s election to decide who will represent Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District has been tagged as one of the key battlegrounds in the fight over which political party will control the Congress next year.
National Democrats are working hard to make sure Travis Childers is elected to a second full term in the U. S. House of Representatives. National Republicans are working hard to help Mississippi state Sen. Alan Nunnelee bring the seat back into the Republican sphere.
Nunnelee’s primary victory last week sets the stage for a fall campaign that will mirror other U.S. congressional races across the country. Health care reform, the national debt, unemployment and immigration issues have energized conservatives and tea partiers, who are clamoring for a change in Washington. The political rhetoric has been hot and, in some cases, extreme.