Here are the election results from yesterday’s two State House runoff elections in southern Mississippi, as reported by the Associated Press on the Jackson Clarion-Ledger‘s website:
As I noted yesterday on Twitter, there are runoffs today for 2 southern Mississippi State House seats for which Special Elections were held on November 8th. Special elections in MS are officially non-partisan, but the candidates in both cases are conservative so the seats won’t change parties.
About last night….
The incredible 2016 election campaign gave way to an even more unbelievable election night, what with Donald Trump’s unprecedented victory, combined with another cycle of massive Republican gains in gubernatorial and state legislative races while suffering only minimal seat losses in Senate and Congressional contests. Obviously, what was even more amazing was the fact that these outcomes were so different from what most polls and political analysts had expected.
There is a special Republican primary on Tuesday in Alabama State House District #79, in the eastern part of the state (Auburn). This election is to fill the vacancy caused by former State House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s (R) removal from office after his conviction on felony ethics violations in June. There are four Republican candidates, with no Democrat running. A primary runoff, if necessary, will take place on November 29th.
Oklahoma held runoff elections in their party primaries on Tuesday, and I’ve added the unofficial results to my historical chart of such contests. That listing now details the last 56 Congressional, statewide, and state legislative primary runoffs in the state over the previous 5 cycles, from 2008 through 2016. A link to a .pdf version of this chart appears at the bottom of this post.
The last primary runoffs before Election Day take place on Tuesday in Oklahoma, as Democrats will select their nominee in the solidly Republican 5th Congressional district. In addition, there will be runoff voting in 13 state legislative districts: seven in the State Senate (all Republican) and six in the State House (2 D, 4R).
There is a Special Runoff Election in Texas HD #120 (San Antonio) today, as longtime State Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon (D) resigned in January due to health reasons.
Runoff elections were held on Tuesday in Georgia, a full 9 weeks after party primaries on May 24th. Runoffs took place among Republicans for the 3rd Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R), as well as in 2 State Senate districts (1 D, 1 R), and 11 State House Districts (5 D, 6 R).
Here is some initial analysis about yesterday’s primary runoff elections in South Carolina:
There was a special election on Tuesday in Mississippi’s State House District #29 in the Mississippi Delta region. The seat became vacant when Linda Coleman (D), who had served as the State Representative in the area for 25 years, was appointed to a Circuit Court judgeship earlier in 2016.