Ross, Harper on ballot today in Congressional runoff

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Staff reports

NATCHEZ — Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today for the 3rd District Congressional runoff.

Republicans Charlie Ross and Gregg Harper are on the ballot. The winner will face Democratic nominee Joel L. Gill in the Nov. 4 general election.

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The winner will fill the seat vacated by U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering, who recently retired.

There also are Republican and Democratic runoffs in north Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District. All the runoff candidates advanced from the March 11 primaries.

The 3rd District stretches from Natchez to the Jackson suburbs in central Mississippi and to Starkville in the Golden Triangle.

The 1st District includes DeSoto County and the northern cities of Oxford, Tupelo, Columbus and Booneville.

The 1st District Republican primary is between Southaven Mayor Greg Davis and former Tupelo Mayor Glenn McCullough Jr.

The 1st District Democratic primary is between Prentiss County Chancery Clerk Travis Childers of Booneville and state Rep. Steve Holland of Plantersville.