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Senate hopefuls trade barbs as race begins

By: Magnolia Tribune - June 11, 2008

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, 6/11/8

If you thought Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race had gone underground, think again. It just came up for air.

Tuesday, Democrat Ronnie Musgrove came out swinging – criticizing Republican Roger Wicker for refusing to debate him at the Neshoba County Fair and challenging him to a series of town hall meetings.

The national Democrats also took off after Wicker about his vote on two Senate energy bills.

Musgrove and Wicker face each other on a Nov. 4 special election ballot as Americans choose their next president. Wicker of Tupelo, appointed to serve until the election, faces the former governor, a Batesville native.

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