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Mississippi will have Democratic primary for U.S. Senate

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Three Democrats are competing for the right to run against Republican U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith in November.

Posted: Jan 10, 2020 7:08 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy is aiming for a rematch of a U.S. Senate race that he lost in Mississippi in 2018.

He wants reverse the outcome and defeat Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.

But to face her in November, he will first have to push past two candidates in the March 10 Democratic primary.

One is Tobey B. Bartee, who's a former military intelligence officer.

The other is Jensen Bohren, who has been a teacher.

Hyde-Smith is unopposed for the Republican nomination. She moves straight to the Nov. 3 general election ballot. 

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