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Smith, who has served in the House since 1994 and has been known to side with conservatives, has qualified to run for his seat as an independent this year.

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Rep. Bobby Moak, D-Bogue Chitto, announced his plans last week to seek the post but has long been stockpiling money to put toward the effort. He has roughly a quarter of a million dollars between his campaign fund and two political action committees he controls.

Clarion Ledger