Feb. 16 – Mississippi 36th State Senate District
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There is a barn burner of a race in the Mississippi State Senate this February. After Governor Haley Barbour named Democrat Vincent Davis to a judgeship, 7 candidates have qualified for the special election. Interestingly, candidates do not appear with party affiliation on the ballot. If no one clears 50%, a runoff will be held in early March.
The district includes Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds and Jefferson counties. This could also be a very important race – Democrats hold a slim 26-25 lead in the chamber with just this one vacancy the difference between a tie in the Senate and a clear Democratic majority.
The candidates are Albert Butler of Port Gibson, Jerry Cain Sr. of Fayette, Elvis Colenberg of Fayette, Kenneth Ramsey of Hazlehurst, Jimmy Strong of Utica, Ken Dale Sullivan of Wesson and Jazma Wheeler of Crystal Springs.
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