Magee, Quinn to Democratic runoff in 3rd District

Published 9:52 pm Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Associated Press

JACKSON (AP) — Douglas MacArthur “Doug” Magee and Dennis Quinn were headed to a June 24 runoff for the Democratic nomination Tuesday in Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District.

The district crosses all or parts of 24 counties stretching from Starkville southwest to Natchez.

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Magee, a Mendenhall lawyer, campaigned against the impact of special interests in Congress.

Quinn, of Magnolia, ran in the 2011 Republican primary for a county supervisor seat in Pike County.

The two eliminated Jim Liljeberg, a teacher from Bay Springs.

Liljeberg and Quinn haven’t filed campaign finance reports, while Magee reported raising no money.

Incumbent Gregg Harper of Pearl easily beat Hardy Caraway of Quitman for the Republican nomination.

The Democratic nominee will face Harper, independent Roger Gerrard and Reform Party candidate Barbara Dale Washer will meet Nov. 4.