Mississippi state Sen. Alan Nunnelee (R) has filed to run against Rep. Travis Childers (D-Miss.) in 2010, giving Republicans hope of winning back one of three seats they lost in a series of 2006 special elections.

Nunnelee will take over for Southaven Mayor Greg Davis (R), who came up short against Childers in both the special election and the general election.

Andy Sere, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) suggested the stimulus package, which Childers voted for, would figure prominently in next year's race.

"The Obama-Childers