The DCCC dropped a last minute mailer in Mississippi’s 1st District (where they’re holding an election today) claiming that Republican Greg Davis had offered up his town of Southaven, where he’s mayor, as the new home for a statue of Confederate general and founder of the Klu Klux Klan, Nathan Bedford Forrest. The NRCC flipped out and sent out a press release claiming that the claim was a lie — that it was a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, not Forrest. And their response got picked up in a piece in Roll Call.
But now with the help of TPM Reader AV, we’ve found a contemporary news account which appears to confirm the DCCC mailer’s account.
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