“If anybody thinks they are going to influence a federal judge, that is a ridiculous notion and that’s why my position was — is — that if you think by whoever was appointed, whoever was president, that’s not going to occur,” Bryant told reporters Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.
State lawmakers in Mississippi are grappling with redrawing the lines for their own legislative districts. Mississippi did not lose any seats during reapportionment, but House district lines will be readjusted to reflect population shifts in the state.
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Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.