Primaries for federal offices in Mississippi to be held Tuesday

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By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi voters are choosing Democratic and Republican nominees for federal offices.

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Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Voters in the primaries must show government-issued photo IDs.

Three candidates are competing for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. The winner will face Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in November.

Congressmen Bennie Thompson of the 2nd District, Michael Guest of the 3rd District and Steven Palazzo of the 4th District are being challenged in their own party primaries Tuesday. Thompson is a Democrat. Guest and Palazzo are Republicans.

In the 1st District, Republican Rep. Trent Kelly is unopposed for the nomination.

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