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Special election set for Nov. to replace Sen. Jack Gordon's position

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A special election for the late Senator Jack Gordon's seat will be held November 8th, the same day as the general election.

The Senator had brain cancer and died May 7th. State law requires the governor to set a special election if a legislative vacancy occurs before June 1, in the final year of a four-year term.

The seat includes all of Chickasaw County and parts of Calhoun, Grenada and Lee counties. It's unclear if the winner of that special election will be able to serve before January, when the winners of the regular elections take office.

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