The congressman also thanked Morris for running a clean and respectful campaign despite the men’s political differences.
Morris, an Oxford attorney who had campaigned hard across the region, had called Nunnelee earlier to congratulate him on the win.
“I want my Congress and my congressman to be successful,” Morris, 37, told the Daily Journal by phone from his election-watch party at City Grocery in Oxford. “They have big issues to tackle, and I hope they deal with them.”
During his campaign, Morris had pledged support for the health care act and promised to protect the society safety nets – Medicaid, Medicare, college tuition aid and Social Security – that have benefited his and other Northeast Mississippi families.