Mississippi's 3rd District to choose new US House member

Source: MGN

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippians in the state's 3rd District will elect a new member of Congress as they choose between a Republican district attorney and a Democratic state House member.

The GOP's Michael Guest of Brandon seeks to retain his party's control of the district that runs across 24 counties from Natchez to Meridian and north to Starkville.

Guest's opponents are Democrat Michael Ted Evans of Preston and Reform Party member Matthew Holland.

Republican Gregg Harper is not on the ballot Tuesday since he is retiring after representing the district for 10 years.

In the 1st and 4th Districts, Republican incumbents face Democrats and minor party challengers. In the 2nd District, Democrat Bennie Thompson faces a minor party challenger and an independent.

Voters in Mississippi's western half will also be voting for two Court of Appeals judges.