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Ezell beats incumbent in runoff, heads to general election

By Toni Miles

Ezell beats incumbent in runoff, heads to general election
Mike Ezell, Johnny DuPree, & Alden Johnson

By a narrow margin of just more than 3,000 votes, long-time South Mississippi lawman and current Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell edged out incumbent Congressman Steven Palazzo for the Republican nomination for Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District Seat in U.S. Congress.

Ezell will go on to face Democratic candidate and former Hattiesburg mayor Johnny DuPree and Libertarian Alden Johnson in the race to be Mississippi’s next 4th District Congressman.

Ezell secured 30,849 votes to Palazzo’s 26,685 votes in the June 28 runoff, with 53.6-percent of the vote going to Ezell, and 46.4-percent of votes going to Palazzo, a six-term incumbent Congressman.

Palazzo will continue to serve in Washington, D.C., until the winner of the November 8 General Election is sworn in January of 2023.

The district represents twelve counties in South Mississippi, including Harrison County, which includes Long Beach.

Check out next month’s edition of the Long Beach Breeze, where we will speak to all three candidates who will appear on the General Election ballot in this race, so you can get to know a little bit more about the candidates and their platforms before casting your ballot in the November 8 election.

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