County supplies Cochran with 400 additional votes

Certified returns for Neshoba County from the June 3 first primary gave Cochran 1,533 votes, McDaniel 1,355 votes and Thomas L. Carey, 29.

The six-term Senator will face former Rep. Travis Childers for a seventh term in the Nov 4 general election.

In the Third District Democratic run-off race for U. S. House of Representatives, Douglas MacArthur (D.M.) Magee who had 52.4 percent defeated Dennis Quinn who only had 47.6 in complete, but uncertified returns.

In Neshoba County, Quinn, tallied 164 votes or 51.25 percent; and Magee, 150 votes or 46.88 percent.

Magee will face Republican nominee incumbent Gregg Harper.

Nearly 22.4 percent of the county’s 16,425 registered voters cast ballots on June 24. This number was up from the June 3 primary. That included 148 Republican absentee ballots and five Democrat absentee ballots.

Election Commissioner Harold Reynolds said the number of absentee ballots was up from the first primary, which saw about 120 voting early.

Neshoba Democrat
7/2/14