JACKSON — A prosecutor and a state senator have entered a special congressional election in north Mississippi.
Trent Kelly, who is district attorney in Lee, Pontotoc, Alcorn, Monroe, Itawamba, Prentiss and Tishomingo counties, announced his candidacy Thursday.
Republican state Sen. Nancy Collins of Tupelo said Wednesday that she’s running.
Republican Rep. Chris Brown of Aberdeen announced Tuesday.
The special election is being held May 12 to fill north Mississippi’s 1st District seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Alan Nunnelee. A runoff will be June 2, if needed.
The nonpartisan race is expected to attract several candidates. Their qualifying deadline is March 27.
The 1st District stretches from DeSoto County down to the Golden Triangle area in the north central part of the state.
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