The Sun Herald, 7/28/8

andidates in a U.S. Senate race in Mississippi are exchanging jabs over legislation designed to lower gasoline prices.

Democratic challenger Ronnie Musgrove says Republican Roger Wicker voted to block debate last week on a bill that would’ve cracked down on Wall Street speculators who are making profits off high prices.

“We are being squeezed and Mississippians need relief,” Musgrove, a former governor, said in an interview Monday. “These speculators are profiting on our pain at the pump. This bill could have ended the price manipulation.”