Mississippi special election update

Democrat Walter Zinn and Republican Trent Kelly advanced to a June 2 runoff to fill the vacant 1st District congressional seat in north Mississippi. There were a total of 13 candidates in the low-turnout special election.

Zinn, 34, of Pontotoc, is an attorney who has worked as a political consultant. He was the only Democrat in Tuesday’s primary, which I suppose means that Republican votes split 12 ways still outnumber Democrats.

Kelly, 49, of Saltillo, is a district attorney for seven of the counties in the 1st Congressional District.

The winner of the runoff will fill most of the two-year term started by Rep. Alan Nunnelee, who died of brain cancer in February. Nunnelee had just started his third term.

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