Mayor’s race leader: No runoff in Lumberton; state disagrees

The top finisher in Lumberton’s mayoral race says there won’t be a runoff because all three candidates ran as independents.

A spokeswoman for the Mississippi Secretary Of State’s Office tells The Hattiesburg American ( ) that Alderman Kent Crider is wrong…

…Crider says the rule applies only to candidates who are in a political party.