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Rep. Bo Eaton, D-Taylorsville, beat Republican challenger Mark Tullos in a tiebreaker of chance on Nov. 20, by drawing the longest straw.

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GOP Leaders Renew Push to Block Lawsuit Over Election Spat

Mississippi House Republican leaders will appeal a court ruling in a dispute over an election that tied, went to a drawing of straws and was later flipped.

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After Getting the Short Straw, Tullos Appeals Loss to the Miss. House

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Even after two Mississippi legislative candidates drew straws to break a tied election, the state House of Representatives will have final say over who will serve …

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Democratic Incumbent Draws Green Straw; Wins House Seat

Rep. Blaine ‘Bo’ Eaton, D-Taylorsville, won a tiebreaker for his current House seat on Friday by drawing a box holding a green straw out of a bag. (Yes, you read …


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