AG issues opinion on special election

Gov. Haley Barbour has scheduled a Nov. 4 special election for voters to decide who would take Lott’s seat permanently. Barbour said he would appoint an interim senator in the meantime.

Secretary of State Eric Clark issued a statement agreeing with Barbour’s course of action, but the Mississippi Democratic Party challenged the election’s timing.

Clarion Ledger
12/18/7