“This is not a coronation,” McGlowan told POLITICO Wednesday. “People down here want a primary.”
Nunnelee, a state senator, has already been named to the National Republican Congressional Committee’s “Young Guns,” a challenger-development program. Nunnelee has raised $421,937 for the race and has $292,391 on hand.
McGlowan, who announced her candidacy Tuesday, said she is embarking on a five-day tour of the Oxford-based district, and noted that she recently urged NRCC officials not to endorse in the race. Republicans are targeting the seat of Democratic Rep. Travis Childers, who is serving his first full term.
“The bottom line is this: I want the people of the 1st Congressional District to have a choice to decide who faces off against Travis Childers in the general election,” said McGlowan.
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