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Miss. 2nd District GOP runoff set for Tuesday

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Voters in Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District will choose a Republican nominee Tuesday to challenge Democratic incumbent Bennie Thompson this fall.

Polls were opening their doors for 12 hours Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The two candidates are Richard Cook, 51 of Byram, and Bill Marcy, 64 of Meridian.

Marcy lives outside the 2nd District but says he plans to move there.

Certified results showed Cook received a single vote more than Marcy in the June 1 Republican primary, when a third candidate was eliminated.

Cook is a teacher who unsuccessfully challenged Thompson in 2008.

Marcy is a retired Chicago police officer.

The Nov. 2 general election ballot will have Thompson, the Republican nominee and a Reform Party candidate.

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