Gov. Bryant sets special election deadline for U.S. Senate - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Gov. Bryant sets special election deadline for U.S. Senate

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JACKSON, MS (WLOX) -

Mississippians interested in running for U.S. Senate have until 5pm on April 24 to qualify for the seat long-held by Senator Thad Cochran and now filled by Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith. 

The election will be held on November 6, 2018, the date already set for this year's general election. If no candidate receives a majority of votes on that date, a runoff will be held November 27. 

The need for a special election arose when former Sen. Cochran retired after more than 40 years of service to Mississippi.

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