Ex Democratic Rep. Taylor running in GOP primary - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Ex Democratic Rep. Taylor running in GOP primary

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A longtime Democratic congressman who lost his south Mississippi seat in 2010 is entering the Republican primary in hopes of regaining the seat.

Gene Taylor arrived in Jackson Friday to file qualifying papers for the 4th Congressional District election. The primary is June 3.

The 4th District incumbent is Republican Steven Palazzo, who defeated Taylor in 2010.

Taylor was first elected to the U.S. House in 1989 after having served in the state Senate. He was a conservative Blue Dog Democrat who often went against his party leadership in Washington.

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