Childers can look back with pride

Asked less than two weeks after his stinging election defeat if he has any regrets about his two-plus years as the 1st District congressman, Travis Childers does not give a direct answer.

Instead, the Booneville Democrat recites some of the accomplishments that he is most proud of and explains why he took some votes that many viewed as controversial and perhaps a detriment to his re-election effort.

“I have a lot of self satisfaction,” said Childers, speaking via telephone interview from his Washington, D.C., office. “Number one, I did what I said I would do. I do not have anything to apologize for to my friends or my constituents.

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