Vote today in the Republican Congressional primary runoff
Published 10:36 am Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Polling places are open today until 7 p.m. for the runoff between Republicans Michael Guest (incumbent) and Michael Cassidy.
The two Michaels are running for the 3rd Congressional District seat, which represents 23 counties.
The primary election of June 7 saw a meager turnout — less than 11 percent of registered Lincoln County voters. Locally, Guest marginally outperformed Cassidy with 1,083 votes to 1,006 (47.7 percent to 44.3 percent).
Statewide, Cassidy garnered 47.5 percent of the vote to Guest’s 46.9 percent.
Cassidy won 12 counties, with the biggest wins in Pike (58 percent), Newton (56 percent), Clarke (54 percent) and Walthall (53 percent), topped by his home county of Lauderdale (65 percent).
Guest took the other 11 counties, with his biggest wins in his home county of Rankin (54 percent), Scott (59 percent) and Hinds (61 percent).
A candidate needed 50 percent of the vote plus one in order to walk away the clear winner and avoid a runoff.