Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson filed qualifying papers Tuesday to seek re-election in Mississippi’s 2nd District.
Former Greenville Mayor Heather McTeer has said she’ll challenge Thompson in the Democratic primary. Cobby Mondale Williams of Canton plans to run in the 2nd District as an independent.
The 2012 elections in Mississippi are beginning to take shape. It will be interesting to see how things play out over the next 10 days of candidate qualifying.