Thompson files for re-election

Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson filed qualifying papers Tuesday to seek re-election in Mississippi’s 2nd District.

Candidates have until Jan. 13 to qualify for the March 13 Democratic and Republican primaries for the state’s four U.S. House seats and one of two Senate seats.

Former Greenville Mayor Heather McTeer has said she’ll challenge Thompson in the Democratic primary. Cobby Mondale Williams of Canton plans to run in the 2nd District as an independent.