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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2007

 

GOVERNOR BARBOUR SETS TWO SPECIAL ELECTIONS

 

(JACKSON, Mississippi) - Governor Haley Barbour has set December 18 as the date for special elections in two Mississippi counties where results of Democratic Primary elections were legally challenged.

 

In Jefferson Davis County, the Governor has called for a special primary election to choose a Democratic nominee for the office of Circuit Clerk. The candidates will be Clint Langley and Nadine Thompson.

 

In Tunica County, the Governor has called for a special election to choose a Democratic nominee for the office of Justice Court Judge, Southern District of Tunica County. The candidates in this race will be Louise Linzy and Elise W. Darby.

 

In both instances, Governor Barbour was directed to set the new election dates pursuant to orders of Circuit Courts.