Taylor, Tegerdine, and the Fourth Congressional District

It is now 2010 is here and with it comes Congressional elections. Much has been made of the potential for Republicans to make in-roads around the country in Democrat held seats given the partisan, liberal tenor currently in Washington D.C. Here in Southeast Mississippi, Gene Taylor (D-Bay St. Louis) has held the Fourth District Congressional seat since 1989. Taylor, a former City Councilman and Mississippi State Senator, is well versed in what it takes to win in this district, which by the way is one of, if not the most conservative Republican districts in the nation (no Democrat Presidential candidate has carried the 4th since 1956). Political newcomer Joe Tegerdine hopes to unseat the incumbent Taylor and change that (D) to a (R) for South Mississippi.

For those who have yet to hear of Joe Tegerdine, you will soon as he has now filed his paperwork to run for the Fourth District seat. He is an energetic man, someone I have come to enjoy speaking with on my radio show. He is grounded in the Constitution and has cast a broad vision of fiscal responsibility, new House leadership, strong national defense, and limited government. Here is a quick biography of the Fourth Congressional District Republican candidate adapted from his website (www.joetegerdine.com).

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