Conservative author Angela McGlowan (R) launched her bid to unseat Rep. Travis Childers (D-Miss.) Monday by declaring herself pro-life, pro-gun and pro-small business.
"In Massachusetts, the people rose up and reclaimed their seat in the U.S. Senate in an election that's been compared to 'the shot heard around the world,'" McGlowan, a former Fox News Channel contributor, said in a statement. "But that was just the beginning, let the rebellion in the House of Representatives start right here in Mississippi."
Childers beat Southaven Mayor Greg Davis (R) by 10 points in 2008.
McGlowan, an Oxford, Miss., native, had declared in spring 2008 that she intended to run for Childers' seat. She now faces state Sen. Alan Nunnelee and former Eupora Mayor Henry Ross in the June 1 Republican primary. Nunnelee recently reached "contender" status in the National Republican Congressional Committee's Young Guns program.