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MS-02 Republican Congressional Runoff features Flowers, Carey; winner will face Thompson

By: Frank Corder - June 19, 2020

The Republican Primary runoff election in the 2nd Congressional District is set for Tuesday, June 23rd. This will determine which Republican candidate will face Democrat Incumbent Congressman Bennie Thompson in the November General Election.

On the ballot will be Brian Flowers and Thomas Carey.

Flowers grew up in a small town in North Carolina and joined the U.S. Navy after high school, spending 10 years in the military. He then worked for the Naval Underwater Warfare Center in Keyport, WA, and Columbia Generating Station in Richland, WA, where he worked in the commercial nuclear industry. Flowers was then hired on at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, where he currently serves as the FLEX Marshal in the Operations Department.

Carey is known for his 2014 candidacy for the U.S. Senate where he drew 1.5% of the vote statewide, denying an outright win for either former U.S. Senator Thad Cochran or State Senator Chris McDaniel.  Carey endorsed McDaniel in the runoff but Cochran won the election to retain the Mississippi U.S. Senate seat.

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Carey does not appear to have an online presence either by way of a campaign website or on social media.

Voters who participated in the March 10th Democratic Primary for the 2nd Congressional District are unable to vote in the June 23rd Republican Primary runoff election.

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father.