Election Results In Question After Race Left Off Ballot In Yazoo County

State Democratic officials say they'll soon settle a problem associated with Mississippi's Senate primary race.

The election to choose a candidate to challenge Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran has been thrown into limbo because the race was not included on the ballot in Yazoo County.

James W. "Bootie'' Hunt of Starkville and Steven Turney of Bassfield were locked in a close race Tuesday.

Mississippi Democratic Party Chairman Rickey Cole said today that he has already talked with lawyers in the secretary of state's office and the attorney general's office. Both agencies are considering the options.

Cole says he'll also talk with the two candidates.

He says the state Democratic Party Executive Committee has until June 12th to certify the results of the primaries.