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Republican Primary Runoff Vote Today


Voters in Mississippi's second congressional district go back to the polls this morning to choose the Republican candidate who will challenge Democratic incumbent Rep. Bennie Thompson for his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in November. On the ballot are Bill Marcy, 64, of Meridian, and Richard Cook, 51, of Byram. Marcy took the majority of primary votes June 1, however the difference was a single vote, reports The Sun Herald.

MS-2 is the state's only majority black district, and includes Hinds County and most of the Delta. Thompson has held the congressional seat since 1993, and is the chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann told The Sun Herald that he expects voter turnout to be light.

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