OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee says he has embraced his party's agenda and wants north Mississippi voters to send him back to Congress so he can keep working on it.
Democrat challenger Brad Morris says Nunnelee's "embrace" is why 1st Congressional District voters should vote him out of office.
Nunnelee, of Tupelo, unseated one-term Democrat Travis Childers two years ago in a campaign in which he said getting rid of Childers would help get rid of California Democrat Nancy Pelosi as House speaker.
Now Morris, an Oxford lawyer and Childers' former chief of staff, says Congress has lost focus on protecting families.
The Constitution Party's Jim Bourland of Columbus and Libertarian Danny Bedwell of Columbus also are seeking the seat in the Nov. 6 election.
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