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GOP strives to avert Miss. train wreck

GOP strives to avert Miss. train wreck

By: Magnolia Tribune - May 13, 2008

The Hill, 5/12/8

Republicans are pulling out all the stops to win Tuesday’s special election in a northern Mississippi district that has been held safely by the GOP for more than a decade.

Vice President Dick Cheney headlined a roster of GOP stars campaigning for Republican candidate Greg Davis on Monday, as the party tried to prevent the most significant blow yet to the GOP this cycle.

Davis spent the final day before the election rallying with Cheney, Sen. Roger Wicker (R), Gov. Haley Barbour (R) and Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant (R), whipping up voters from Tupelo to Oxford to Batesville to his base in DeSoto County, where Cheney was set to appear.

Former Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.), Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) have also helped in recent days. Davis is competing with Democrat Travis Childers for the former seat of Wicker, who was appointed to the Senate after Lott retired.

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