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US Reps. Kelly and Harper win Mississippi GOP primaries

A glance at Mississippi congressional primaries on Tuesday:

1st Congressional District: First-term U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly defeated Navy veteran Paul Clover in the Republican primary in north Mississippi’s 1st District. Kelly is a former district attorney who won a June 2015 special election to fill a vacancy left by the death of Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee. Kelly will face three challengers in November. Jacob Owens is a Democrat, Chase Wilson is a Libertarian and Cathy L. Toole is a Reform Party member.

3rd Congressional District: U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper defeated beekeeper Jimmy Giles in the Republican primary in central Mississippi’s 3rd District. Harper was first elected in 2008. Dennis Quinn defeated Nathan Stewart in the 3rd District Democratic primary. In November, Harper and Quinn will face Reform Party candidate Lajena Sheets.

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