2 candidates move to runoff to fill Mississippi House seat

Abe Marshall Hudson Jr. of Shelby and Earl S. Lucas of Mound Bayou advanced from a field of six in a special election in the Delta’s Bolivar and Sunflower counties.

Unofficial results show Hudson received 45 percent and Lucas received 23 percent of 2,193 votes cast Tuesday. The numbers don’t include absentee ballots.

The runoff winner will succeed former Rep. Linda Coleman, a Democrat who had served since 1992.

Clarion Ledger
6/8/16