Mississippi’s 3rd District stays GOP, incumbents win
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi saw its highest federal midterm voter turnout ever on Tuesday.
More than 880,000 Mississippians cast ballots in the special U.S. Senate election that resulted in a Nov. 27 runoff between Democrat Mike Espy and Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith, according to unofficial results compiled by The Associated Press. Thousands of provisional ballots are likely to be added to totals before counties certify elections to the Secretary of State next week.
Democrat Wadkins targets Mississippi’s Kelly on health care
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Randy Wadkins, the Democrat challenging incumbent Republican Trent Kelly in north Mississippi's 1st Congressional District, accuses Kelly of voting "just along party lines" while Kelly emphasizes his effort to build bipartisan bridges.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Candidates who qualified to run for U.S. Senate and U.S. House in Mississippi:
Republicans: Richard Boyanton of Diamondhead, Chris McDaniel of Ellisville and incumbent Roger Wicker of Tupelo.
Democrats: David Baria of Bay St. Louis, Jensen Bohren of Benton, Victor G. Maurice of Pass Christian, Jerone Garland of Kosciusko, Omeria Scott of Laurel and Howard Sherman of Meridian.
Correction: Congressional General story
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Kelly was sure to be promoted to brigadier general. Lt. Col Christian Patterson, a spokesman for the Mississippi National Guard, says Kelly has received a certificate making him eligible to be promoted within the next two years, but his promotion is not guaranteed.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Mississippi congressman could become brigadier general
Mississippi votes for Trump, re-elects 4 US House members
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump easily won Mississippi's six electoral votes, continuing a GOP winning streak in the state. Mississippi has gone Republican in every presidential race since 1980.
Trump campaigned in Mississippi three times, and Republican Gov. Phil Bryant stumped for him in several states. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton concentrated her efforts in other states.