Giles Withdraws Complaint

Independent congressional candidate Jim Giles has withdrawn his motion that sought to include him in a debate at the Neshoba County Fair. Giles withdrew his complaint when it become obvious U-S District Judge Henry Wingate would rule against it.

The debate scheduled between Republican Congressman Chip Pickering and Democratic Congressman Ronnie Shows is for 2:10 p.m. today at the Founders Square Pavilion at the fairgrounds.

Giles had said the fair was excluding him in violation of his First Amendment rights. He also said that the fair had received public funds and could not exclude third party candidates from the debate.

Wingate said Giles hadn't shown the court that the fair received public funds. Philadelphia attorney Donald L. Kilgore, representing the fair, says the event receives no public funds.