Fitch defeats Yancey in GOP treasurer runoff - - Jackson, MS

Fitch defeats Yancey in GOP treasurer runoff

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RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The race for state treasurer has been narrowed down again after republican candidate Lynn Fitch beat out fellow GOP contender Lee Yancey in Tuesday's primary runoff election.

It was a race to determine who will advance to the general election. Fitch, who lead Yancey by just three percent during the August 2nd primary pulled in about 53 percent of the vote. Fitch is currently the director of the state personnel board and outspent Yancey by about $200,000 in her quest to become state treasurer.

With just one more hurdle to go, Fitch says she believes supporters will continue to back her campaign to keep momentum going. Fitch thanked her supporters last night saying there's still work to be done.

"We've got a general election. We've got to continue to move forward. We got to continue to look forward down the line. We've got to stay positive, talk about our message, talk about experience, credentials and be ready to work on day one," said Fitch. "It's truly going to be team effort. We are a unified group and we are going to win in November."

Fitch will now go on to face Ocean Springs mayor Connie Moran who ran unopposed on the democratic side during the primary. The general election is in November.

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