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6 GOP Congressional Candidates Express Loyalty to Trump

US News

April 17, 2018

Hughes and Parker criticized Trump's position on tariffs. After the president announced his intention to set tariffs on Chinese steel, China responded by suggesting its own tariffs, including 25 percent on soybeans, Mississippi's third largest export product behind only forest and poultry products."China is our second biggest import partner on soybeans," Hughes said. "If tariffs and a trade war end up impacting that dynamic, I promise you there are growers in South America who will step in and fill that void."


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Congressional Candidate Meets With Kemper Residents

Kemper County Messenger

April 13, 2018

Hughes is viewed by many as one of the top business leaders, economic developers and advocates for the state of Mississippi. Since 2013, Hughes served as Foundation President and Chief Development Officer for Baptist Health Systems. Hughes worked alongside Gov. Haley Barbour as the Deputy Director of Mississippi Development Authority during the Barbour administration.


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Whit Hughes Campaign Releases First Quarter Fundraising Totals

Whit Hughes Campaign

April 12, 2018

Madison, MS – Today, Republican Whit Hughes, a candidate for Mississippi’s Third Congressional District, released his quarterly fundraising totals. The Hughes campaign raised $304,354 since entering the race on January 17. Over four hundred and fifty individuals have contributed to the Hughes campaign.


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Candidate Makes Second Trip to Woodville

The Woodville Republican

April 5, 2018

Third District Congressional candidate Whit Hughes, right, made his second campaign trip to Wilkinson County on Monday, April 2, when he stopped to visit with a number of local residents. Hughes, right, is shown listing his plans to work hard for theresidents of this area of the state. On Monday he was just starting a visit to all 24 counties comprising Mississippi’s Third Congressional District in a matter of 48 hours.


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Whit Hughes releases “Whit’s Game Plan”

Ya'll Politics

March 19, 2018

Today, Republican Whit Hughes, a Congressional candidate for Mississippi’s Third Congressional District, released “Whit’s Game Plan.” Hughes’ plan outlines his policy priorities and discusses how he will fight for Mississippians when elected to Congress. The plan discusses Hughes’ positions on a wide array of issues such as job creation, immigration and securing the border, infrastructure, agriculture and individual liberty and freedom.


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House candidate has deep MSU ties

Starkville Daily News

February 7, 2018

Many may remember Whit Hughes from his days on the hardwood playing basketball for Mississippi State, but the former Bulldog sixth man is looking to be the top dog in the District 3 race for the U.S. House of Representatives. Hughes, 42, officially announced his candidacy a couple of weeks ago and will seek to fill the seat of Rep. Gregg Harper, who revealed earlier this year that he would not seek re-election in 2018.


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Running for Congress

Lawrence County Press

February 7, 2018

"Third District Congressional hopeful Whit Hughes visited the Lawrence County Courthouse Friday afternoon..."


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Hughes running to replace Harper

Enterprise-Journal

February 5, 2018

"Most people would love to talk about their glory days playing college sports, but lately, Whit Hughes wants to just talk politics..."


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Congressional candidate visits Williamsville

The Neshoba Democrat

January 24, 2018

John Williams, left, talks with Congressional candidate Whit Hughes about cheese and bacon at Williams Bros. Hughes, of Madison, launched his campaign to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Mississippi last week.


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Congressional Candidate Whit Hughes Stops By Golden Triangle

WCBI

January 22, 2018


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Hughes touts experience in candidacy for Congress

The Meridian Star

January 19, 2018

Republican Whit Hughes of Madison (right), who visited The Meridian Star on Friday, has thrown his hat in the ring as a candidate for Mississippi’s Third Congressional District, the post currently held by U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.). Hughes and two other candidates —fellow Republicans Michael Guest and Perry Parker — have filed to run for Harper’s seat.

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Former Baptist Health official announces run for Congress

WAPT News

January 18, 2018

Three Republicans have now qualified to run for the congressional seat in Mississippi being left open by Republican Rep. Gregg Harper, who announced Jan. 4 that he won't seek a sixth two-year term. Whit Hughes, of Madison, filed qualifying papers Wednesday to run as a Republican in the 3rd District. Hughes, a former Baptist Health system administrator, said he's running for Congress to fight for conservative values protecting life and the Second Amendment.

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GOP candidate Whit Hughes announces Congressional run

News Mississippi

January 18, 2018

Republican Whit Hughes filed the necessary paperwork and has announced his intention to run for Congress after Harper stated that he would not seek re-election in 2018. Since 2013, Whit has served as Foundation President and Chief Development Officer for Baptist Health Systems. Hughes also worked alongside Gov. Haley Barbour as the Deputy Director of Mississippi Development Authority during the Barbour administration.

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More candidates qualify in race to fill U.S. Rep. Harper’s seat

Mississippi Today

January 17, 2018

Three candidates have officially joined the race to run for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Gregg Harper. Whit Hughes, a Madison businessman, signed qualifying papers as a Republican on Wednesday. He joins Michael Guest, district attorney for Rankin and Madison counties, as the only official candidates to qualify for the soon-to-be vacant seat thus far.

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3 Republicans Now in Race for US House Seat in Mississippi

U.S. News

January 17, 2018

Businessmen Whit Hughes of Madison and Perry Parker of Seminary filed qualifying papers Wednesday to run in the 3rd District. Hughes is a past deputy director of Mississippi Development Authority, the state agency that seeks to promote job creation. He most recently worked as foundation president and chief development officer for Baptist Health Sytems.

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Whit Hughes jumps into race to replace U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper

Clarion Ledger

January 17, 2018

Republican Whit Hughes of Madison, a former Mississippi college sports star with an extensive background in business and politics, on Wednesday became the second candidate to officially run for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Gregg Harper. Hughes, a veteran of many national, state and local campaigns, said he is making his first run for political office because he sees "a shrinking middle class" in Mississippi and communities "hanging by their last threads of hope" and believes he can use his economic development and business experience to change things.

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