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The votes are in, see who is headed to the November ballot and who will face a runoff

By: Sarah Ulmer - June 5, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, was the Mississippi primary for one U.S. Senate Seat and two House seats. Here are the results:

U.S. Senate 

In the Democratic primary it looks like a runoff is in the future for Howard Sherman and David Baria. Baria had been leading in the polls until the end there when Sherman took the top only, retaining only .7% more of the vote than Baria.



In the Republican primary Senator Roger Wicker took the win by a landslide 82.6% of the vote over Richard Boyanton’s 17.4%.

U.S House 

In District 1 both the Democratic and Republican candidates ran unopposed, ensuring their names will be on the ballot in November. For the Democrats it’s Randy Watkins, and for the Republicans it’s incumbent Trent Kelly.

Also, in District 2, Democratic incumbent Bennie Thompson ran opposed. No republicans ran on the primary ticket.

However it’s a different story for the 3rd District. In total there were six Republican candidates and two Democratic candidates. Results from the Democratic primary between Rep. Michael Evans and Michael Aycox showed Evans took the win with 69.7% of the vote.



However, for the Republican primary it looks like a runoff will be held between front runners Michael Guest and Whit Hughes. After the votes were totaled, Guest won with just over 45% of the vote and Hughes behind him at 21%.




In District 4 Democratic candidate Jeramy Anderson ran unopposed ensuring his name will be on the November ballot and Republican incumbent Steven Palazzo beat E. Brian Rose with 70.5% of the vote over Brian’s 29.5%.


The runoff election will be held June 26. 


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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: