Brian Walsh

Over the summer, the race for Mississippi’s First Congressional District has continued to develop into one of the must-watch contests of the year.  Republican Alan Nunnelee is seeing measurable gains as he runs a solid campaign to unseat the pandering Travis Childers, who’s clearly starting to recognize the writing on the wall.  In an effort to derail Nunnelee, Childers has started has launched baseless attacks against his opponent which were described by the Commercial Dispatch as "unfair," "lame," and "misleading".

When you compare his reckless actions during this campaign to his record in Washington, Childers’ actions are hardly surprising.  This is the same person who has touted the benefits of his party’s failed $787 billion “Stimulus” package, backs Nancy Pelosi over 80% of the time, and has let the national debt spiral out of control.  In fact, Childers’ support for Pelosi has put his district on track to see taxes for average households to increase $1,341 since House Democrats just voted to return to their districts to campaign rather than hold a vote on tax relief.  You also have to keep in mind - all of this has happened in less than two years. 

With this kind of track record, the stakes are too high to give Childers a full term in Congress.  Luckily, this fall, voters have Alan Nunnelee on the ballot as a choice for a new direction.  He’ll be ready to get to work on Day One and will help to get Mississippi back on track. 

Original Post: Reclaiming Mississippi's First

Today’s Race of the Day brings us to northern Mississippi and the state’s First Congressional District.  Currently represented by Congressman Travis Childers, who won a surprise victory in a May 2008 special election, the battle for this seat is already heating up.  State Senator Alan Nunnelee has worked hard over the past year in preparing his challenge to Childers and is steadily moving towards success in November. 

Brian Walsh

Brian Walsh is the Political Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee.