DesotoTimes – A.G. Baddley throws hat in 1st District ring

DESOTO COUNTY – A.G. Baddley, eschewing affiliation with the nation’s two major parties, said it’s time for a fresh voice in Washington D.C.

Baddley, 52, a Hernando native, said he’s running as an independent in the U.S. First Congressional District race for precisely that reason.

He will face the winners of the Republican and Democratic primaries in the November general election. Candidates running in those contests include Sen. Alan Nunnelee, Eupora Mayor Henry Ross and former Fox News commentator Angela McGowan on the Republican side and incumbent Democrat U.S. Rep. Travis Childers.

“It’s time for America to get back to the independence of our founding fathers,” Baddley said as he announced the launch of his campaign from the steps of the DeSoto County Courthouse on Saturday. “I hope to bring on board a lot of the TEA Party people. I’m just an average American. I’m conservative. I believe the laws Congress enacts should reflect the will of the people.”

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