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Gov. Bryant looks to soon fill Sen. Thad Cochran's seat

Gov. Phil Bryant says beginning April 1, he will begin considering people across the state to fill the seat currently held by Senator Thad Cochran.

Posted: Mar. 14, 2018 12:46 PM
Updated: Mar. 14, 2018 1:36 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Gov. Phil Bryant says beginning April 1, he will begin considering people across the state to fill the seat currently held by Senator Thad Cochran. 

This news comes after Cochran announced he would resign April 1st due to poor health. 

The person the governor chooses will still have to run in a special election in November if he or she wants the seat. 

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