Voters head to polls for congressional runoff election - - Jackson, MS

Voters head to polls for congressional runoff election

Democratic candidate Walter Zinn says he sees himself as David to the Republicans' Goliath in a north Mississippi congressional race.

Zinn is being outspent by the GOP's Trent Kelly. And, they're running in a district that Republicans have controlled for most of the past two decades.

Still, Zinn says he believes Mississippi voters can relate to the underdog, and he's hoping that will help him in Tuesday's runoff.

Zinn and Kelly emerged from a field of 13 candidates in a May 12 election.

The winner of the runoff will fill most of a two-year term started by Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee, who died of brain cancer in February.

The 49-year-old Kelly, of Saltillo, is a district attorney for seven counties.

Zinn is a 34-year-old attorney and political consultant from Pontotoc.

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