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Election Night Highlights

Republicans Phil Bryant and Lynn Fitch celebrate electoral victories as Mississippi’s next governor and treasurer.

Bryant, a former Hinds County deputy sheriff and state representative, was appointed state auditor during the Kirk Fordice administration then was elected lieutenant governor in 2007. He defeated Democratic candidate and Hattiesburg mayor Johnny Dupree, the first African-American to win the state party’s nomination.

Lynn Fitch, an attorney and director of the State Personnel Board, is the first woman elected treasurer since Evelyn Gandy’s 1960 victory. She defeated Democratic candidate and Ocean Springs mayor Connie Moran.

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