2 Republicans set for runoff in House special election

February 21, 2018

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — Two candidates will contend in a March 13 runoff election for a vacant seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives after leading a four-candidate field.

Fred Shanks won 43 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s election for House District 60 in parts of Rankin County, while Bob Morrow won 39 percent.

They progress to the runoff.

Candidates run without party labels in special elections, but Morrow and Shanks both are Republicans. Morrow is a Rankin County supervisor, while Shanks is a former Brandon alderman.

Morris Mock came in third, while Jim Giles finished fourth. Just under 2,000 people voted.

The winner will fill the final two years of a term started by Republican John Moore of Brandon. He resigned from the House in December after being accused of sexual harassment.

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