Marcy, Cook in GOP Runoff

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Bill Marcy of Meridian and Richard Cook of Byram are headed to a June 22nd Republican primary runoff in Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District.

Complete but unofficial results from the U.S. House primary became available Wednesday after Hinds County finished counting votes.

The primary was Tuesday, but some Hinds poll workers had trouble transferring information out of voting machines that night.

George Bailey of Clinton placed third in the primary.

The eventual Republican nominee will be on the Nov. 2 general election ballot with Democratic incumbent Bennie Thompson and a Reform Party candidate.

Cook, a teacher, ran against Thompson in 2008. Marcy is a retired Chicago police officer who lives in Meridian.


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  • by Duck on Jun 4, 2010 at 03:43 PM
    The flyers, phone calls and post cards come from candidates. You need to ask the candidates why they didn't want your vote badly enough to contact you. Are some of you just stupid? We have congressional elections every two years. Is Meridian represented in Congress? Then, yes, voters in Meridian would be eligible to vote in this election. I think I saw a reminder on my water bill. But it falls on me to get the job done. You're embarrassed that you forgot or failed to inform yourself, so you're looking for someone to blame. Michael is absolutely right. The elections are not 'secret'. You just dropped the ball, people. One of the things wrong with this country is people expecting the government to do everything for them. Not only call them and tell them to vote, but to come hold their hand and walk them to the voting precinct. Your attitude is a disgrace.
  • by Jean Location: Meridian on Jun 4, 2010 at 03:27 PM
    I am still curious as to why there were no phone calls, postcards, or flyers sent out about this election. Still unsure if voters in City of Meridian were to vote on this or not. And no, Delbert Hosemann's Sec. of State website did not give me any clues at all on current elections.
  • by Michael Location: Meridian on Jun 4, 2010 at 01:17 PM
    We vote this same time every other year. And yes, I did vote in this primary. If you go to the Secretary of State's website they have all the information on each race statewide. I know you have internet connection, or you wouldn't have commented on this story.
  • by Meridianite Location: Meridian on Jun 4, 2010 at 11:48 AM
    I agree with Jesse Paul NO ONE WAS INFORMED ABOUT THE ELECTION. ELECTIONS SHOULD NOT BE A BIG DARK SECERT. I am so disappointed in our news media and elected officials that not a one could tell us that TUESDAY Jun 2 WAS A VOTING DAY. THAT IS WHY Mississippi IS LAST IN EVERYTHING!!!!! I SAY VOTE THEM OUT.
  • by BJ on Jun 4, 2010 at 09:15 AM
    I saw stories about candidates and the election this spring, and the absentee voter forms being available. The reason people were not interested in voting varies. But I believe it was because only one race was on the ballot and I saw no advertising by those candidates. I'm not saying they had no ads, but I didn't see them. In "big" elections, you see a lot of advertising so that keeps it in people's minds. Plain and simple, it's not the job of the paper or the TV to get people to vote, Jesse. That is OUR civic responsibility. Blaming someone else is just lame. This should also prove something to candidates. If you want voters in your column, you have to campaign and advertise, so people know you and what you're about. In this miserable turnout, a few votes can easily be the difference of whether you lose or win.
  • by JESSE PAUL Location: MERIDIAN on Jun 4, 2010 at 08:36 AM
    THE REASON NOT MANY PEOPLE GOT OUT AND VOTED WAS NOT ENOUGHT IN THE LOCAL PAPER OR TV. ABOUT IT. I HAVE NEVER MISSED VOTING--BUT I DID THIS TIME BECAUSE I DID NOT SEE ALOT ABOUT IT IN THE PAPER OR ON TV.(I DO NOT SEE WHY THIS HAPPENS) . WE NEED BIG BIG HEAD LINES " GET OUT AND VOTE AND BIG HEAD LINES ON TV. SEEMS LIKE ELECTION ARE A BIG DARK SECRETE? I TAKE THE MERIDIAN STAR AND THE JACKSON PAPER, WATCH TV A LITTLE. NOT TOO MUCH SAID ABOUT THE ELECTION.. THE NEW'S MED IS NOT LETTING THE VOTER KNOW. SO PLEASE NEXT TIME--ALL -RUN BIG HEAD LINES ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE NEWSPAPER. LOTS OF PEOPLE DID NOT EVEN KNOW ABOUT THE VOTING.. WE CAN PRINT BIG HEAD LINES ABOUT THE BAD THINGS BUT NOT THE GOOD THINGS LIKE VOTINGGGGGGGGG. GOD BLESS JESSE
  • by Michael Location: Meridian on Jun 3, 2010 at 05:53 PM
    If Bill Marcy lives in Meridian, is lives in the 3rd Congressional District. Why would anyone in the 2nd District vote form him, or anyone else in that doesn't live in their District?
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