The Republican primary runoff for the Second Congressional District will finally take place tomorrow.
The Tuesday, June 23 runoff will feature Brian Flowers and Thomas Carey.
Sunflower County’s own B.C. Hammond was eliminated from the race during the March primary, forcing a runoff between the above two.
The winner will face Democrat incumbent Bennie Thompson in November.
Those who voted Democrat in the March primary will not be able to vote Republican in the runoff. Those who voted Republican in the March vote or did not vote in March but are registered can vote in tomorrow’s race.
Here’s a little information about the two Republican candidates from a report from The Yazoo Herald.
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 joined Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, where he currently serves as the FLEX Marshal in the Operations Department.
Carey is perhaps best known for his 2014 candidacy for the U.S. Senate where he drew 1.5 percent 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.