Jackson, Mississippi (CNN) - Mississippi voters rejected an amendment to the state constitution that would have defined life as starting at conception, and outlawed abortion and many forms of birth control if passed.
"I think voters rejected a measure they understood to be dangerous," said Felicia Brown-Williams with the Mississippi for Healthy Families Campaign. "They really tried to manipulate values around faith and family."
(CNN) - CNN projects that Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant will win the Mississippi gubernatorial election, based on reported results.
He will fill the seat left open by Republican Gov. Haley Barbour, who could not run again after serving two terms.
(CNN) - While Tuesday's elections haven't gotten nearly the attention that a candidate for next year's presidential election has, voters across the country were casting ballots on races that mattered to them locally and had implications nationally.
Even as Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was holding a nationally televised news conference to rebut sexual harassment allegations from the 1990s, a measure in Ohio to overturn the anti-collective bargaining measure that Republican Gov. John Kasich signed into law earlier this year was being interpreted as a barometer of next year's presidential election.
(CNN) - Mississippi voters are casting ballots Tuesday on an amendment to the state constitution that would define life as beginning at the moment of conception.
Initiative 26 would define personhood as "every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof."FULL STORY
(CNN)- The wife of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says she is "horrified" that her husband is seriously considering a bid for the presidency.
In an interview with CNN affiliate WLOX in Biloxi, Marsha Barbour admitted the "overwhelming" task of a presidential run is something she may not quite be ready for.
(CNN) – Gov. Haley Barbour and the state's branch of the NAACP are at odds over how Mississippi's state legislative districts should be redrawn.
The state's two legislative chambers-the House, controlled by Democrats, and the Senate, which has Republican majority–are engaged in a political tug-of-war over how the new state House districts should be drawn.
Washington (CNN) - Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour refused Tuesday to denounce attempts to create a special license plate honoring a 19th-century Ku Klux Klan leader.
"I don't go around denouncing people," Barbour told reporters Tuesday in Jackson, MS.
(CNN) - The Mississippi NAACP has called on Gov. Haley Barbour to publicly denounce an attempt by a Confederacy group to honor a Ku Klux Klan leader, the organization said Monday.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans has launched the campaign to recognize Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest on a specialty license plate.
Washington (CNN) - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a possible White House candidate in 2012, will headline a major dinner for the Republican Party of Florida in September.
The Mississippi governor is booked as keynote speaker for the Florida GOP's "Victory Dinner" on September 10 in Orlando, a party official told CNN Thursday.
The Florida GOP hopes to raise $1 million at the event, the party's biggest fundraiser of the year.
(CNN) – Voters in four states headed to the polls Tuesday, and in one of those states history was made:
South Carolina Republicans made state Rep. Nikki Haley their first female gubernatorial nominee, handing her an easy victory in her primary runoff race against U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett.
Haley just missed out on winning the nomination outright in the June 8 primary, capturing 49 percent of the vote in a four-candidate field. She was short of the 50 percent-plus-one needed to take the nomination.
Once facing long odds for the GOP nomination, Haley rose in the polls thanks in part to endorsements by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Results out of North Carolina, Mississippi and Utah, after the jump: