Mississippi and Alabama voters Tuesday will choose
among candidates in a Republican presidential primary. They'll also decide nominees for U.S. House seats and in Mississippi, one of its two Senate seats.
Presidential candidates Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have all campaigned several times this past week in the twin states.
Mississippi has 40 Republican delegates, and 37 of them are awarded in the primary.
Two Republican freshman congressmen, Alan Nunnelee and Steven Palazzo, face challengers from the tea party faction of the GOP.
Longtime Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson is challenged by former Greenville Mayor Heather McTeer.
Republican Rep. Gregg Harper faces one primary challenger, and Republican Sen. Roger Wicker faces two.
Three are seeking the Democratic nomination for Senate in Mississippi.
In Alabama, Don Chamberlain and Phillip Norris are
vying for the Republican nomination in District 7 House race.
In local races, Marcus Campbell and Willie Pearl Watkins Rice are running for Sumter County probate judge on the Democratic ticket.
A board of education seat is also on the ballot, between Stella Lee Anderson and Toby Fitch, also a Democrat race.
In Choctaw County, Ala., Donna Lucas Murphy and
Morgan Reynolds are on the democratic ballot for circuit clerk.
There is also a Democratic race for probate judge in Choctaw County. Three candidates are running:
Michael W. Armistead, C.D. "Budd" Ruffin, and
Ben W. Smith.
Choctaw County's board of education at-large seat is being sought by Gerald "Randy" Gibson, Ronshay Horn, and Sharon Shepherd.
there are two county commission races on the Democratic ballot in Choctaw County. In District 1,
Tony Cherry opposes Reginald McGrew. In District three, Marcus Banks, John "Johnie" Beard, and
Sammy Bonner, Jr., are seeking the post.