Miss. congressman to seek re-election

Published 7:10 pm Tuesday, January 5, 2010

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper has announced that he will run for re-election in Mississippi’s 3rd District.

The Republican congressman was elected in 2008 to succeed Chip Pickering, who did run for re-election.

The 53-year-old Harper announced his decision Monday.

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Candidates for congressional office must qualify by March 1. The primary is scheduled for June. 1.