- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 13, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A runoff will be needed to determine the winner of a special election in a Mississippi House race.

News outlets reported that Kent McCarty and Steven Utroska will meet in an April 2 runoff for House District 101, centered mostly in Lamar County.

No one received a majority in Tuesday’s voting. McCarty got nearly 39 percent, and Utroska was second with about 23 percent of those voting. They were the top two in a field of five candidates.

The winner will fill the seat vacated by Brad Touchstone, who was elected to serve as a Lamar County Judge.

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