JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Election officials reported extremely light voter turnout for a congressional primary runoff in Mississippi.
Polls were open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday to determine a Republican nominee in the 2nd District, which runs through the Delta, into Jackson and down to Jefferson County.
The runoff was between 51-year-old Richard Cook of Byram and 64-year-old Bill Marcy of Meridian.
The Republican nominee will be on the November general election ballot with Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson and a Reform Party candidate.
Thompson has been in Congress since 1993 and is chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.
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