Bryant skates in Mississippi governor primary: Mississippi Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant has won the Republican nomination in the state’s open governor’s race, and will be the favorite to succeed Gov. Haley Barbour (R).
In the Democratic primary, Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree and businessman Bill Luckett are headed for an Aug. 23 runoff after neither secured the 50 percent plus one required. Late Tuesday, Dupree led 44 percent to 39 percent.
Barbour is term-limited, and Republicans are favored to hold the seat.