Shawn O’Hara, perennial candidate in Mississippi, dies at 60
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man who ran dozens of eccentric and unsuccessful races for governor, U.S. senator and other offices under different party labels has died at age 60.
Shawn O'Hara was found dead Tuesday at home in Hattiesburg, Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict said Friday. The date of death was not immediately known, but O'Hara died of natural causes, Benedict said.
Commission puts 2 US Senate races atop Mississippi ballot
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's two U.S. Senate races will appear at the top of the November ballot.
In their role as state election commissioners, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann unanimously approved a sample ballot Monday. It lists the regular Senate race first, then a special Senate race. After that, the ballot lists a U.S. House race in each of the four districts, then judicial races.
Baria touts party in runoff as Sherman promises fresh course
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — David Baria is emphasizing his experience and ties to the Democratic establishment while Howard Sherman promises change and fresh policy ideas as the two contend in Tuesday's runoff for the Democratic nomination in the U.S. Senate race.
Sherman picks up endorsement in Mississippi Dem Senate race
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi lawmaker who placed third in a U.S. Senate primary is endorsing one of the remaining candidates.
State Rep. Omeria Scott of Laurel announced Friday that she will support venture capitalist Howard Sherman of Meridian, saying Sherman offers "bold and powerful" ideas.
Sherman faces state Rep. David Baria of Bay St. Louis in a June 26 Democratic primary runoff. They advanced Tuesday from a field of six candidates.
Democrats set for Senate runoff, GOP to 3rd District runoff
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi Democrats will contend in a June 26 runoff for the nomination for a U.S. Senate seat, while two Republicans will go to a runoff in the state's 3rd Congressional District:
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Incumbent U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker defeated challenger Richard Boyanton in the Republican primary. State Rep David Baria and businessman Howard Sherman of Meridian moved to a runoff for the Democratic nomination.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Voters in many Mississippi cities are choosing mayors to serve the next four years.
One hard-fought contest is in Hattiesburg, where Democrat Johnny DuPree seeks a fifth term. He faces two independent candidates in Tuesday's election — Toby Barker, who serves in the state House as a Republican; and Shawn O'Hara, who has run for dozens of offices.