His decision means that Republicans could avoid a divisive primary race in their attempts to oust Democratic Rep. Travis Childers. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Alan Nunnelee, R-Tupelo, has also been eyeing the position. Childers won the 1st District seat after defeating Southaven Mayor Greg Davis.
“My good friend Sen. Alan Nunnelee will be a candidate,” Flowers said.
Flowers said Nunnelee will have a “Listening Tour” stop in Desoto County Monday at 6 p.m. at the old rock building across the street from the Southaven Fire Station on Elmore.