Special Senate Election to Appear Near Bottom of Ballot

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A special election for U.S. Senate should appear near the bottom of ballots in Mississippi this November.

The race between Democrat and former Mississippi governor, Ronnie Musgrove, and Republican Sen. Roger Wicker will be listed after judicial races and local election commissioner races.

Musgrove and Wicker are competing to fill the final four years of a term started by Republican Trent Lott.

The Musgrove campaign contends that federal races be placed at the top of the ballot. Campaign manager, Tim Phillips, said some people could become confused and not vote.

Democrats also said they hoped Musgrove would get a boost from Barack Obama if the Senate contest were listed near the top.

Gov. Haley Barbour set the order of a sample ballot based on recommendations from Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, who's also a Republican.

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