CL – 2 Legislators lose runoffs

Two Mississippi incumbent lawmakers were defeated in their re-election bids Tuesday in Mississippi’s party runoffs.

Longtime Republican state Rep. Roger Ishee of Gulfport, who had served in the House since 1997, lost in the runoff in Harrison County in House District 118. The winner was real estate business owner Greg Haney.

Haney led Ishee in the Aug. 2 primary. Haney has said his 24 years’ experience as a small-business owner is needed in Jackson and he believes people want change.

Haney is unopposed in the Nov. 8 general election.

Clarion Ledger
8/25/11