A runoff is being held to determine the Republican nominee for Mississippi governor after no candidate secured a majority in the primary election on Aug. 6. The runoff is between Tate Reeves, the lieutenant governor, and Bill Waller, a former chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court whose father was governor of Mississippi in the 1970s.
In the original primary, Reeves finished just shy of avoiding a runoff with 48.9 percent of the vote, while Waller came in second with 33.3 percent. The winner will face Democratic nominee Jim Hood in the Nov. 5 general election. See the results of the Aug. 6 primary.