Nunnelee, Morris differ in 1st District debate
OXFORD – In their first and only debate during the 1st District congressional race, candidates Brad Morris and Alan Nunnelee on Thursday struck a stark difference between each other in both policies and tone.
The two faced off at the University of Mississippi Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics where nearly 200 people packed the darkened auditorium for the one-hour session.
Nunnelee, the Republican incumbent, reiterated in general terms the national GOP agenda of prosperity through spending cuts, easing regulations and repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. With the exception of an initial greeting, he never mentioned his Democratic challenger.
“Can we continue in the direction we’re going?” Nunnelee said. “It’s not working. Our country must make changes.”
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