The Leader Call, 3/14/8

Voters in three Jones County precincts will return to the polls for a runoff in a couple of weeks.

Jones County residents who vote in the Bruce, Centerville, or Hebron precincts live in the Third Congressional District. Seven Republicans, including Jones County native David Landrum, were battling for the right to face the Democratic choice in the general election in November. However, none of those seven received a majority of the vote, so two will be on a runoff ballot April 1.

Former state Sen. Charlie Ross, also a recent candidate for lieutenant governor, will face Pearl attorney Gregg Harper in the runoff election. The winner will earn the right to challenge Democratic winner Joel L. Gill of Pickens.