GOP runoff winner in Mississippi to face Dem chairman of Homeland Security

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Republicans are in a congressional primary runoff in Mississippi. The winner will face Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson in November. He’s chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

Tuesday’s Republican runoff is between candidates running low-budget campaigns.

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Thomas Carey is a retired real estate agent and Brian Flowers works at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station. Thompson is the longest-serving member of Mississippi’s current congressional delegation.

There’s also a nonpartisan special election Tuesday in Jones and Jasper counties, to fill a state House seat. Two candidates are running.

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