Mississippi held primary elections Tuesday, including Republican and Democratic primaries in both U.S. House Districts.
In District 1, Congressman Trent Kelly easily fought off a challenge from far-right activist Mark Strauss in the GOP primary, getting 90% of the vote.
Kelly was first elected back in 2015 – in a special election following the death of Congressman Alan Nunnelee. Kelly will face Democrat Dianne Black in November. At this time, there are no independent or third-party candidates.
Black got 79% of the vote in today’s Democratic primary, beating Hunter Avery. Black previously ran for Mississippi Senate in 2019 – but lost to Sen. Kevin Blackwell.
In District 2, Longtime Congressman Bennie Thompson dominated the Democratic primary, getting 96% of the vote over challenger Jerry Kerner.
Thompson has been serving as District 2’s congressman since 1993 – and is currently the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and the January 6th Commission.
The GOP nominee for District 2 will be decided in a runoff on June 28th.
Brian Flowers and Ronald Eller got the most votes in today’s four-candidate primary but neither got the required 50% to avoid the runoff.
Flowers previously ran against Thompson for this seat in 2020 but Thompson won that race with 66% of the vote.
You can check for results here after the polls close.