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Gov. Bryant sets special election date for U.S. Senate

Source: State of Mississippi Source: State of Mississippi
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Gov. Phil Bryant has set Nov. 6, 2018, as the special election date for United States Senate

The need for a special election arose when former Sen. Thad Cochran retired after more than 40 years of service to Mississippi.

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The qualifying deadline is 5 p.m. on April 24.

If no candidate receives a majority of votes on Nov. 6, a runoff will be held on Nov. 27.

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