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