Rockco drops out of Biloxi mayoral race

By WLOX Staff

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Harrison County supervisor Connie Rockco has announced she is dropping out of the Biloxi mayors race. Rockco says she cannot fulfill her role of supervisor and still have time to run for mayor.

The following is her entire statement, released to the media Tuesday:

It is with a strong sense of duty that I withdraw my candidacy from the Biloxi Mayoral race. I entered the race with a clear belief and vision of what could be accomplished in Biloxi if I were elected.

Rockco's decision to drop out of the race, leaves three candidates running for Biloxi's top job. Republicans will choose between incumbent Mayor A.J. Holloway and State Representative Michael Janus in the primary. Democrat Jesse Herron Kennedy Jr. will face the winner of that race in the general election.

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