Ousters, upsets halfway through 2022 primary election season
More than halfway through a tumultuous primary season, voters have rendered verdicts in a number of contests, many of which featured candidates arguing they best represented a continuation of policies favored by former President Donald Trump.
2 GOP congressmen in Mississippi at risk of defeat in runoff
Congressional primary runoffs with incumbents are rare in Mississippi. U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo is seeking a seventh term and was considered vulnerable after being accused in a 2021 congressional ethics report of abusing his office by misspending campaign funds. U.S. Rep. Michael Guest is seeking a third term.news.yahoo.com
Mississippi congressman Palazzo accused of misusing funds
The House Ethics Committee is reviewing ethics allegations against Palazzo. It states that there is evidence that Palazzo improperly used campaign funds and money appropriated to members of congress and sought to use his office to do “special favors” for his brother. All would be violations of House ethics rules and federal law. Investigators also found Palazzo used his influence and campaign resources to help his brother Kyle after his discharge from the Navy. One congressional staffer who was assigned to help Kyle Palazzo told investigators that he left the Navy for “affecting a fraudulent enlistment."