Brad Morris

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Brad Morris
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Mississippi, District 1
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Brad Morris was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Mississippi.


Morris is a native of Itawamba County, and was the first in his family to go to college. He was raised by his grandfather, who worked at a pallet factory, and his grandmother, who worked as a seamstress in a garment factory.[1]


Morris served as chief of staff and senior adviser to former Congressman Travis Childers. Morris is a small business owner and attorney in Oxford, Mississippi.[2]



See also: Mississippi's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Morris was defeated by incumbent Alan Nunnelee.[3] Morris ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Mississippi's 1st District. He was unopposed in the March 13 Democratic primary faced incumbent Alan Nunnelee (Republican), Jim R. Bourland (Constitution), Danny Bedwell (Libertarian), and Chris Potts (Reform) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

U.S. House, Mississippi District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Brad Morris 36.9% 114,076
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Nunnelee Incumbent 60.4% 186,760
     Libertarian Danny Bedwell 1.2% 3,584
     Constitution Jim R. Bourland 0.8% 2,390
     Reform Chris Potts 0.8% 2,367
Total Votes 309,177
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


Below a campaign ad released by Morris.

Brad Morris, "Plan"[5]


Morris was endorsed by the Alliance for Retired Americans.[6]


  • Committed to Fiscal Responsibility

Excerpt: "The current Congress has abandoned middle class & working families in order to push more tax breaks for corporations that send jobs overseas, big oil companies, and people making over a million dollars per year. We can’t be serious about deficit reduction and controlling the debt with more giveaways to wealthy elites. We can’t balance the budget on the backs of middle class & working families."[7]

  • Opportunities that Grow the Middle Class

Excerpt: "The number one challenge in North Mississippi is to get people back to work . . . by any means necessary. Nationally, long-term unemployment is at its highest levels since the Great Depression."[8]

  • Political Reform: Returning Power to the People

Excerpt: "We need political reform that gives the middle class more power than the special interests. We need to ban corporate contributions and big spending by outside groups to influence elections. And, we need more open government where average citizens know what is going on."[9]

  • Real Solutions for our Middle Class

Excerpt: " The last few years have been really tough on middle class and working families in North Mississippi. It seems like those at the very top keep doing very well, and those at the very bottom have some help available, but those of us who are stuck in the middle have really felt the pinch."[10]

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Morris's reports.[11]

Brad Morris (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]March 31, 2012$8,240.00$19,615.00$(4,040.23)$23,814.77
July Quarterly[13]June 30, 2012$23,814.77$40,929.48$(53,995.55)$10,748.70
October Quarterly[14]October 16, 2012$10,748.70$71,162.49$(63,944.32)$17,966.87
Running totals

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