Gene Taylor, a longtime democratic congressman who lost his south Mississippi seat in 2010, says he's entering the Republican primary in hopes of regaining the seat. Taylor signed qualifying papers today for the 4th Congressional District Election. The primary is June 3rd. Taylor was first elected to the U.S. House in 1989 after having served in the State Senate. He was a conservative ‘Blue Dog’ Democrat who often went against his party leadership in Washington. News 25 spoke with Taylor shortly after he signed the paperwork to file today. In response to Taylor's announcement that he's running for office, Republican Congressman, Steven Palazzo, issued the following statement: "It took 25 years for my former Democrat opponent to make it into a Republican primary, and I welcome him to it."
Click on the video at left to hear the phone interview with Taylor.