With neither candidate running strong campaigns in Yazoo County, many local residents may be unaware there is an election on Tuesday.
There is a Republican primarily runoff, however, to decide who gets the substantial challenge of taking on longtime incumbent US Rep. Bennie Thompson in the November general election.
Brian Flowers and Thomas Carey will be on the ballot Tuesday to determine the Republican nominee for the Second Congressional District.
Flowers grew up in a small town in North Carolina and joined the U.S. Navy after high school, spending 10 years in the military. He then worked for the Naval Underwater Warfare Center in Keyport, WA., and Columbia Generating Station in Richland, WA., where he worked in the commercial nuclear industry. Flowers joined Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, where he currently serves as the FLEX Marshal in the Operations Department.
Carey is perhaps best known for his 2014 candidacy for the U.S. Senate where he drew 1.5 percent of the vote statewide, denying an outright win for either former U.S. Senator Thad Cochran or State Senator Chris McDaniel. Carey endorsed McDaniel in the runoff, but Cochran won the election to retain the Mississippi U.S. Senate seat.
Voters who participated in the March 10 Democratic Primary for the 2nd Congressional District are unable to vote in the June 23 Republican Primary runoff election. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.