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

Gov. Bryant sets special election deadline for U.S. Senate
South Mississippi voters will decide Tuesday which Democrat will be on the ballot this November in one of the state's Senatorial races. (Photo source: WLOX)

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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