Palazzo loses Republican runoff election to Ezell

Published 11:10 am Wednesday, June 29, 2022

During Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff election for the Congressional seat in the Forth District, incumbent Steven Palazzo got more votes than Mike Ezell in Pearl River County, but did not win the election in the district. Ezell will move on to the general election set for Nov. 8 to face Democratic and Libertarian candidates.

Within Pearl River County, Palazzo received 2,112 votes, while Ezell received 1,736 votes.

Districtwide, Ezell received 30,849 votes, while Palazzo received 26,685 votes, according to

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Ezell will move on to the general election where he will face the Democratic candidate Johnny Dupree and the Libertarian candidate Alden Johnson.