Palazzo files papers to seek re-election

United States Rep. Steven Palazzo filed qualifying papers today and will run for re-election to Mississippi’s 4th congressional district seat.

Laura Chambers, Palazzo communications director, confirmed this afternoon that the first-term Congressman officially had filed.

Palazzo, who defeated longtime incumbent Gene Taylor in the 2010 election, had declared his intentions in late December, and had until Jan. 13 to qualify.

Hattiesburg American