Morris faces uphill battle against Nunnelee

U.S. Representative Alan Nunnelee is facing four opponents in his bid to retain his seat representing north Mississippi’s First Congressional District.

The first-term Republican from Tupelo will be facing Democrat Brad Morris of Oxford, as well as candidates from the Libertarian, Constitution and Reform parties.

The run for congress is Morris’s first bid for office, but the self-described small businessman is familiar with politics, having served as chief of staff to Nunnelee’s predecessor in Congress, Travis Childers. Nunnelee unseated Childers in the 208 congressional race.

Nunnelee served as a state senator from the 6th District from 1995 to 2011 before his successful campaign against Childers.

He currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee. He also serves on several subcommittees including Agriculture; Rural Development; Food and Drug Administration; Energy and Water Development; and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs.

Although he now lives in Tupelo, Nunnelee grew up in Columbus and attended Caldwell High School. He moved from Columbus before graduating from Caldwell but served a

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