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Candidate wins Mississippi state Senate seat without runoff


GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Voters on the Mississippi Gulf Coast have chosen a new state senator without the need for a runoff election. Real estate developer Joel Carter took the majority of the votes Tuesday in Senate District 49, which covers parts of ...


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GULFPORT, Miss(AP) — Voters on the Mississippi Gulf Coast have chosen a new state senator without the need for a runoff election. Real estate developer Joel Carter took the majority of the votes Tuesday in Senate District 49, which covers parts of Harrison County. He beat two other candidates, youth pastor Dan QCarr and event manager Ron Meyers. Carter succeeds Sean Tindell, who stepped down from the seat in October when GovPhil Bryant appointed him to the state Court of Appeals. Most Read StoriesTrain derailment near Olympia: Officials pushed ‘aggressive’ timeline before safety technology was ready | Times WatchdogAll southbound I-5 lanes blocked by Amtrak train crash in Washington state reopenShort daylight, unique sunrise: Here's what happens with Thursday's winter solsticeAuburn man, 40, among those killed in Amtrak train derailmentBehind Seattle’s government spending spree: a deluge of taxes, six-figure pay and officials eager to do more | Times Watchdog  VIEWUnlimited Digital Access $1 for 4 weeks.Special election ballots don’t list party labels, but Carter and the other two candidates all say they are RepublicanThe GOP holds a supermajority in both chambers of the Legislature. Carter’s victory means he will be seated by the time the legislative session begins Jan2. The Associated Press Next StoryAmericans bought homes at the fastest pace in nearly 11 years, as sales climbed 5.6 percent in November Previous StoryHarris County Sheriff’s Office starts telepsychiatry program // PROD-1622 Outbrain AB Test // Have to disable outbrain from running at this point based on optimizely test booleans (function() { if ( SEATIMESCO.hasOwnProperty('outbrain') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.hasOwnProperty('enabled') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.enabled === false ) { var outbrain = null; outbrain = document.querySelector('.OUTBRAIN[data-widget-id="AR_6"]'); if (outbrain !== null ) { outbrain.parentNode.removeChild(outbrain); } } })(); Contact Newsroom staff list FAQ Contact form About the company Seattle Restaurant Week Newspapers in Education Fund for the Needy Employment Historical Archives Pulitzers Company information Permissions Seattle Times Store Advertise Classifieds Autos Homes Obituary Jobs Media Kit Advertise with Us Subscriber Services Subscribe Activate Account Manage Subscription Place Temporary Hold Report Delivery Issue Make a Payment Print Replica Today’s Front Page Facebook Twitter RSS Feeds Newsletters Mobile Apps Subscribe

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