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Senator visits Gulf Coast

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith visited the Gulf Coast Saturday and enjoyed some of the festivities in our area that she says she is truly fond of. She was appointed by the governor to replace Senator Thad Cochran and now she is…

Democratic Primary Candidate Forum

Tonight, Democratic candidates running for Roger Wicker’s senate seat answered questions posed by members of the media about various topics including health care, education, and the economy. The forum was held at the Good Deeds Community Center in Gulfport and…

Cindy Hyde-Smith sworn in today

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith made history today when she was sworn into the Senate as the first woman to represent Mississippi in the chamber. It’s a milestone that strategists hope will propel the former agriculture commissioner and early President Donald Trump…

Chris McDaniel holds meet and greet in Gulfport

Republican Senator Chris McDaniel says his campaign is still leading the GOP race contrary to a recent poll showing Democratic candidate Mike Espy coming out ahead. In front of a room full of supporters, GOP candidate Chris McDaniel addressed his…

Diamondhead businessman runs for U.S. Senate

Today Richard Boyanton stopped by our studio to speak about the drive behind his campaign to become the next U.S. senator for the state of Mississippi. Since March 2nd, Boyanton has been campaigning all over the state of Mississippi visiting…

Governer Bryant will name Hyde-Smith to Senate vacancy

Three Mississippi Republicans tell The Associated Press that the state's governor will appoint Cindy Hyde-Smith to fill the Senate vacancy that will soon be created when veteran Sen. Thad Cochran retires. Hyde-Smith is the state's agriculture commissioner. She will be…

Mississippi Senate shake up

Governor Phil Bryant announced today he will not appoint himself to succeed longtime Senator Thad Cochran. Roger Wicker is already up for re-election. Eighty-year-old Thad Cochran announced Monday that he is resigning April 1st because of poor health. Cochran is…

Senator Cochran will resign April 1st

Today, Mississippi Republican Senator Thad Cochran announced he will resign from his seat in the U.S. Senate on April 1st. News 25’s Veronica Bayona spoke to Howie Morgan, a local political consultant, who tells us more about what this decision…

Cochran announces his intent to resign from Senate

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today announced his intention to resign from the U.S. Senate effective April 1, 2018. “I regret my health has become an ongoing challenge. I intend to fulfill my…

McDaniel draws in crowd on the Coast

GOP Senate candidate Chris McDaniel’s first top after announcing his campaign yesterday was Biloxi. McDaniel stood in front of a crowd gathered at the Biloxi Yacht Club tonight, kicking off his state-wide campaign tour. Entering in the GOP primary race…

Mississippi Senate sends BP bill to House

Today the Mississippi Senate voted for a bill backed by Coast senators that would send a majority of BP economic damages money to the Coast. Senate Bill 2176 would put nearly $700 million of the $750 million economic damages settlement…

Joel Carter wins District 49 Senate seat

Joel Carter has won the District 49 Senate seat. He replaces Sean Tindell who vacated the spot to take the position as a judge with the state appeals court. Carter had 1,968 votes. Carr had 996 votes and Meyers finished…

Interview with District 49 Senate winner Joel Carter

The votes are in and Joel Carter wins the District 49 seat by 52.7 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff. Carter received 1,968 votes to Dan Carr’s 996 and Ron Meyer’s 767 votes. News 25’s Taylor Rubach has…

Hear from state Senate candidates

The special election determining who will fill the state Senate seat representing District 49 is tomorrow. Three candidates put up election signs and are knocking on doors, all on a mission to prove to Harrison County voters they are qualified…

Senate District 49 Candidate Forum

News 25's Hank Davis interviews Penny Payne about the Senate District 49 Candidate Forum Monday Dec. 11th at 6 p.m. at the MGCCC Jefferson Davis Campus, Fine Arts Auditorium on 2226 Switzer Road.

Special election for Senate seat

Who will represent Harrison County residents and fill the seat left vacant by Sean Tindell after he was recently sworn in as a judge with the state appeals court? So far, two candidates have stepped up, qualifying to run for…

Gulfport native running for special election

Gulfport native Joel Carter announced he will run for District 49 state Senate to fill the vacant seat of Sean Tindell who was appointed judge to the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Carter is a Mississippi Gulf Coast realtor and businessman…

Sick GOP members hurting party majority

Top Republicans coping with a razor-thin majority as they try pushing a partisan agenda through the Senate are running smack into another complication: the sheer age and health issues of some senators. On Monday, the office of ailing Senator Thad…

State Senator Sean Tindell resigns

Sean Tindell is hanging up his hat as state senator for District 49. Senator Tindell is officially resigning from his position with the Senate after serving as a state senator since 2012. Tindell is in Jackson right now and will…