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Democratic state rep running for US House in Mississippi

A Democratic state lawmaker in Mississippi says he is running for an open seat in the U.S. House.

Posted: Mar. 1, 2018 2:14 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker in Mississippi says he is running for an open seat in the U.S. House.

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State Rep. Michael Ted Evans of Preston filed papers Thursday to run in the 3rd Congressional District, which makes a diagonal across the central part of the state from Natchez to Starkville.

Republican U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper announced in January that he won't seek re-election this year. Several Republicans have already filed to run.

Candidates' qualifying deadline is Thursday.

The 45-year-old Evans is a retired firefighter and has been a legislator since 2012. He says he supports gun rights, the "sanctity of human life," the military, law enforcement officers and emergency responders.

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