Congressional Runoffs Set for Tuesday

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Low turnout is predicted for Tuesday's primary runoffs in two Mississippi congressional districts. Polls will be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

In central Mississippi, the 3rd District Republican runoff is between two attorneys from Rankin County, Gregg Harper of Pearl and former state Sen. Charlie Ross of Brandon.

Ross toured the proposed Red Cross Veterans Center in Meridian Monday. A dedication service for this center will take place on May 26.

Ross says he wanted to be back in east Mississippi the day before the election because this area is an important part of the third district. He said the new center will be an asset for Meridian.

"People that are willing to go into harm's way, we should do everything that we can," said Ross. "And I think this Red Cross Center, veterans center right here in Meridian is going to be a model for the nation."

Harper campaign officials said the candidate campaigned heavily in Rankin County Monday.

In north Mississippi, the 1st District Republican primary is between Southaven Mayor Greg Davis and former Tupelo Mayor Glenn McCullough, Jr. The 1st District Democratic primary is between Prentiss County Chancery Clerk Travis Childers of Booneville and state Rep. Steve Holland of Plantersville.

People who voted in Democratic primaries Mar. 11 are not allowed to vote in the Republican runoffs, and people who voted in the Republican primaries are not allowed to cross over to the Democratic runoff.

However, any registered voter in the first or third congressional districts who did not vote at all Mar. 11 is eligible to vote Tuesday. Residents of the first district would have the choice of the Republican or Democratic runoff.

Tametria Conner contributed to this report.

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  • by Dave Location: Bailey on Mar 31, 2008 at 07:19 PM
    He can't very well knock on everybody's door!
  • by Anonymous Location: Meridian on Mar 31, 2008 at 06:54 PM
    Most people don't like telemarketing calls, I agree. But at least he cared enough to ask for your vote. It's not like with telemarketers who try to get your money or won't take no for an answer. I see a difference. I got a call from the Barack Obama campaign. I didn't vote for him in the primary, but I don't mind someone asking me to consider them.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 31, 2008 at 03:48 PM
    I am unhappy that Ross is soliciting votes by phone. Same as telemarketing to me.
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