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Harper runs for re-election in the 3rd congressional district

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – 3rd District Congressman Gregg Harper is seeking re-election.

After speaking before a crowd of supporters Monday, Harper signed a letter of intent to run.

The 53-year-old freshman congressman says he will stand firm on conservative republican principles and fight fundamentalist Islamic terrorists.

 He opposes deficit spending and cap and trade legislation.

Harper says it is a national energy tax that will send manufacturing jobs overseas. "Cap and trade is a disaster for our country, and I think it's worse than even the attempted government takeover of our health care system. So we'll continue to try to do things that we can agree on with a bi-partisan way that will perhaps help us improve the situation, but having the government take over every aspect of that is not the solution."

 The election is November 2nd.

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