#MSSen Democrat and #MS03 Republican runoff today

Democrat head back to the polls across Mississippi to elect their nominee to face Republican incumbent US Senator Roger Wicker in November. Democrats will choose from top primary vote getter Howard Sherman and state Rep. David Baria.

In the Third Congressional District, Republican voters will likely choose the successor to Congressman Gregg Harper as they pick between Michael Guest and Whit Hughes. The winner will face opposition in the November general election.

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DAILY JOURNAL – Establishment influence on the line in Democratic runoff

Sherman, an investor and entrepreneur from California, only moved his permanent residence to Mississippi in recent years and has embraced his status as an outsider with few links to any party machine here in the Magnolia State.

The difference shows.

Baria has a long list of endorsements from prominent Democrats in the state, including U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, Mississippi’s only Democratic congressman.

A slate of his legislative colleagues have lined up to support his candidacy, and the legislative black caucus voted to formally endorse him, a campaign victory in a state where the Democratic electorate is majority black…

…The contours of the race between Sherman and Baria indicate that the bitter aftertaste of the 2015 statewide elections may still hang in the air. Robert Gray, an almost unknown truck driver who barely campaigned, captured the Democratic nomination for the office of governor, beating an establishment-backed candidate.

His nomination was seen as a low-point for a party that has struggled to field candidates and retain organizing energy as its power in Jackson has diminished.

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WLOX – Mississippi auditor to resign, run state veterans agency

Mississippi state Auditor Stacey Pickering is resigning his statewide elected post to become head of the state’s Veterans Affairs Board.

Pickering, 49, says he accepted the new post Monday and will make the transition around July 15.

The Laurel Republican replaces former director Randy Reeves, who was appointed by President Donald Trump as undersecretary for memorial affairs in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in 2017.

Gov. Phil Bryant will appoint a replacement who will hold the post until after state elections in 2019.

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