In districts all across the US the Republican Party is seeing an influx of minority candidates of African, Hispanic and Asian heritage.
These solid middle class candidates often have strong business backgrounds and are working to bring the message of limited government and lower taxes to their communities.
As has been the case for most of his re-election efforts, Thompson has significantly more campaign cash than his opponents this year reports The Mississippi Press.
He 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 Chicago. He was born and raised in Chicago and spent summers visiting his grandmother in Mississippi. He moved to Meridian, Miss., in 2001 and to Vicksburg in 2010.
Marcy is strongly supporting the 2nd Amendment, the 10th Amendment, is pro-life, pro-oil drilling and favors the Fair Tax.
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Bill Marcy is running in the 2nd District.