Tax Evasion Trial Begins For Forrest County Deputy Implicated in Election Fraud For Dupree and Cochran

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 14th, 2016 at 6:30 am

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Filed Under: Bennie Thompson, Democrats, Federal Government, Hattiesburg, Johnny Dupree, Taxes, US Congress

12 jurors and two alternates will hear the case of Forrest County Chief Deputy Charles Bolton and his wife, Linda. Bolton was a key figure implicated in two cases of election fraud in 2013 and 2014. Samuel Lindsay, who was an inmate in 2013 during the election for Mayor of Hattiesburg, testified during a trial […]

Congressman Bennie Thompson’s Chief of Staff Charged With Failure to Pay Federal Taxes

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 23rd, 2016 at 8:10 pm

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Filed Under: Bennie Thompson, Democrats, Ethics, Federal Government, News, US Congress

A top staffer to Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., has been charged with failing to file federal tax returns for five consecutive years, ending in 2013. Isaac Lanier Avant, who serves as Thompson’s chief of staff, was named in five misdemeanor counts for failing to file individual returns in each of the five years for which […]

CHANDLER: How much weight would Thompson’s endorsement carry in an election to replace him?

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 16th, 2013 at 7:05 am

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Filed Under: Bennie Thompson, Democrats, Elections, Federal Government, Mississippi, Politics, US Congress

Mississippi 2nd District congressman Bennie Thompson, D-Bolton, was one of the names floated Monday as a possibility to replace outgoing Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano. (The Politico story in which Thompson is mentioned can be read here.) Thompson has represented the 2nd District – which encompasses the Mississippi Delta and parts of Hinds County – […]

New ad from Bill Marcy Campaign confronts Congressman Thompson with poverty in Mississippi Delta

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 30th, 2012 at 8:57 am

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Filed Under: Bennie Thompson, Delta, Democrats, Economic Development, Education, Elections, Entitlements, Federal Government, Mississippi, Politics, Race, Republican, Unemployment

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFjR9cgRknA&w=560&h=315] From the Press Release: Marcy says he will immediately get to work to bring back pride in District 2, and correct the damage done by Bennie Thompson. Bennie Thompson has spent 20 years as a United States Congressman. During that time the Mississippi Delta in particular, and District 2 as a whole, has […]

Thompson’s campaign war chest far outpaces challengers.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 10th, 2012 at 6:20 am

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Filed Under: Bennie Thompson, Democrats, Elections, Federal Government, Hinds County, Mississippi, Politics, Republican

(Congressman Bennie Thompson) faces a Republican he defeated two years ago, Bill Marcy, 66, of Vicksburg, who is courting tea party voters; and independent Cobby Mondale Williams, 36, of Canton, who’s trying to appeal to younger voters. Marcy is a former Chicago police officer who retired as regional vice president of Interstate Security Systems in […]

Bennie Thompson asks DOJ to reject Mississippi Voter ID in letter to Holder

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 6th, 2012 at 7:20 am

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Filed Under: Bennie Thompson, Democrats, Federal Government, Mississippi, MS State Government, Voter Fraud, Voter ID

Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson wants the federal government to block Mississippi’s Voter ID law. Thompson, Mississippi’s only congressional Democrat, sent the request Friday to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Because of past discrimination, the Justice Department or a federal court must clear changes to Mississippi electoral procedures. Mississippi voters approved photo identification before voting in […]

Mississippi gets $2.5 million grant from Dept. of Labor to update computers

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 29th, 2012 at 8:28 am

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Filed Under: Bennie Thompson, Federal Government, Job Growth, Mississippi, MS State Government, Politics, Unemployment, US Congress

The U.S. Department of Labor has given the state of Mississippi $2.5 million to prevent and detect improper unemployment insurance benefits. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., says the program will help the state better track payments and update computer systems. Thompson says Mississippi also will share in $90 million the Labor Department is making available […]

Uncle Bennie brings home the bacon for Mississippi’s Historically Black Colleges

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 18th, 2012 at 8:10 am

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Filed Under: Bennie Thompson, Budget, Democrats, Education, Entitlements, Federal Government, Mississippi, Politics, Race, Spending, US Congress

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $17 million in grants to some Mississippi schools. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., says the funds are provided through the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program. He says the program provides money to establish or strengthen the academic resources, management capabilities, and physical plants of the schools. Grants […]

Salter gives a rundown of upcoming campaigns to watch at Neshoba County Fair.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 25th, 2012 at 10:20 am

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Filed Under: Bennie Thompson, Democrats, Elections, Gregg Harper, Mississippi, Politics, Republican, Steven Palazzo

  With the Neshoba County Fair now little more than a month away, the political speaking focus at the Founder’s Square Pavilion will be on Mississippi’s congressional general elections and the state’s “nonpartisan” elections for the appellate judiciary. Mississippi appellate court races find familiar competing interests (Salter) | gulflive.com. Related articles Fair Fire Follow Up […]

State's 4 US House members accept court intervention to redraw district lines

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 23rd, 2011 at 2:59 pm

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Filed Under: Bennie Thompson, Democrats, Federal Government, Gregg Harper, Legislature, Mississippi, Politics, Redistricting, Republican

Mississippi‘s four U.S. House members are confident that a federal court will produce a redistricting plan they can accept. The three Republicans and one Democrat said Wednesday that they did not object to a three-judge panel taking over the job of drawing new maps, as the state Republican Party had requested. The judges said they […]