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Michael Guest Wins Mississippi GOP Runoff For Congress

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Henry Rodgers Capitol Hill Reporter
District Attorney Michael Guest won the Mississippi GOP runoff election Tuesday night, in a race to replace retiring Rep. Gregg Harper in the deep red 3rd District.

Guest, who failed to receive 50 percent of the vote in the June 5 GOP primary, took on businessman Whit Hughes in the runoff election, receiving 68.3 percent of the vote with 262 precincts reporting, compared to Hughes, who received 31.7 percent of the vote when the race was called, according to The New York Times.

The win comes as Guest, a staunch Trump supporter, raised over $450,000 through early June. The 48-year-old chief prosecutor was a staunch supporter of Trump throughout the election and was endorsed by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant.

“It is important that we keep a strong leader in the Third District in the U.S. Congress. That’s why I am supporting Michael Guest. President Trump will make America great again, and Michael will be part of that team,” Bryant said in a statement on Guest’s website. (RELATED: Roger Wicker Wins Mississippi GOP Primary In Landslide)

The Mississippi GOP congratulated Guest on his win shortly after the race was called in a tweet.

Guest will face state Democratic Rep. Michael Ted Evans in the Nov. 6 general election.

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