GOP Candidate Trent Kelly Wins Run-off Election

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- The polls are closed, and the voters have spoken.

In Tuesday’s run-off election, two candidates were vying for the 1st congressional district seat.

Republican Trent Kelly takes home the most votes at 58,909, and is declared the winner.

Meanwhile, 23,783 votes went to Walter Zinn Jr.

Kelly will finish a term started by Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee, who died in February.

The 1st District includes all of or part of 22 counties. Republicans have held the seat for most of the past 20 years.

Officials in some Republican-leaning counties say turnout was light. In Zinn’s home county, however, the circuit clerk says it was stronger than expected.

Kelly is a district attorney. Zinn is an attorney and political consultant.

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