By Associated Press - Tuesday, March 17, 2015

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Two more people are entering a special congressional election in north Mississippi, bringing the total to 13 candidates.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports ( ) that Tupelo dentist Ed Holliday and Columbus businessman Sam Adcock plan to start their campaigns Wednesday.

The 1st District election is to choose a successor for Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee, who died of brain cancer in early February. Nunnelee was first elected in 2010.

Candidates have a March 27 deadline to qualify for the special election, which is May 12. A runoff is June 2.

The winner will serve until January 2017, which is most of the two-year term that Nunnelee started.

Candidates run without party labels in special elections, but most in the race so far are Republicans. One is Libertarian.

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