The Sun Herald, 10/19/8

Democrat Travis Childers and Republican Greg Davis are pledging to end negative campaign ads in the waning days of the race for U.S. Representative.

The two candidates took part in a debate this past week sponsored by the Overby Center For Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

Childers, the 50-year-old incumbent, and Davis, mayor of Southaven just outside Memphis, face each other for the second time in the Nov. 4 general election. Childers beat Davis earlier this year in a special election to fill final months of the two-year term Republican Roger Wicker started.