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NRL-Endorsed Trent Kelly wins Mississippi Runoff

by | Jun 4, 2015

By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director

Trent Kelly

Trent Kelly

On June 2, National Right to Life-endorsed District Attorney Trent Kelly (R), a colonel in the National Guard, soundly won the special runoff election to replace the late Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R).

The runoff was necessary after no candidate received 50% of the vote in the May 12 special general election. Under that scenario, Mississippi law requires a runoff between the top-two candidates.

One Democrat and twelve Republicans originally vied for the seat. Walter Zinn (D) garnered 17% and Kelly 16% to advance to the runoff.

Congressman-elect Kelly defeated Zinn with 70% of the vote.

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