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Candidates on the ballot in state’s primaries

Election day has arrived in Mississippi and polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. for races in Mississippi’s Congressional Districts and a Senate seat.

3rd Congressional District

Second from left – Sally Doty, Michael Guest, Morgan Dunn, Whit Hughes, Katherine Tate, Perry Parker. Photo courtesy of Telesouth Communications Inc.

The race that has gotten a majority of the attention during this election cycle has been the race to replace Congressman Gregg Harper in Mississippi’s Third Congressional District. In total, eight candidates are vying for the seat with six Republicans and two Democrats on the ballot for today’s primary:

Republicans:
Sally Doty
Morgan Dunn
Michael Guest
Whit Hughes
Perry Parker
Katherine Tate

Democrats:
Michael Aycox
Michael Evans

1st Congressional District

In Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District, the race is much less crowded with just one candidate on each side of the aisle.

Republican:
Trent Kelly (incumbent)

Democrat:
Randy Mack Wadkins

2nd Congressional District

Photo courtesy of Congressman Bennie Thompson

Incumbent Bennie Thompson (D) is the only name on the ballot in Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District.

4th Congressional District

The 4th Congressional District race’s field has two Republicans and one Democrat

Republican:
Steven Palazzo (incumbent)
E. Brian Rose

Democrat:
Jeremy Anderson

Senate Seat 

Photo courtesy of Senator Roger Wicker.

While Senator Thad Cochran’s empty seat will not have a primary vote ahead of November’s election, Senator Wicker does have several challengers; one Republican and six Democrats.

Republicans:
Roger Wicker (incumbent)
Richard Boyanton

Democrats:
David Baria
Jensen Bohren
Jerone Garland
Victor G. Maurice Jr.
Omeria Scott
Howard Sherman

Related: Mississippians head to the polls: voter information

If no candidate gets a majority of the vote in any of these primary races, a runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters on June 26.

Full Republican Ballot:

Republican Primary Ballot. Courtesy of SOS Office

Full Democratic Ballot:

Democratic Primary Ballot. Courtesy of SOS Office

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