||Congressional candidates gather for forum
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Approximately 300 people gathered Monday evening at the Link Centre in Tupelo to hear from the candidates running in the special election for U.S. House.
Twelve of the thirteen candidates showed up to share why they want to be elected to Congress.
Dr. Starner Jones did not make it to the forum, and Itawamba County Prosecutor Chip Mills left during the event due to a previous commitment to speak in Marshall County.
The election in the 1st Congressional District is set for May 12, and the runoff will be held June 2.
The winner will serve the remainder of Rep. Alan Nunnelee's term. Nunnelee died earlier this year.