Ezell captures District 4 congressional race

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-11-08 21:23:21

D4 Candidates

From left, Ezell, DuPree, Johnson

Republican Mike Ezell will succeed Steven Palazzo as the District 4 Representative for Mississippi in the U.S. Congress.

The Associated Press called the election at 9:20 p.m. With 87% of the precincts reporting, Ezell had 74.7% of the votes, followed by DuPree with 23.3% and Johnson with 2%.

Ezell, the sitting Sheriff, easily defeated former Hattiesburg mayor Johnny DuPree, a Democrat, and Libertarian Alden Patrick Johnson in the decidedly Republican District 4.

Ezell’s toughest campaign came in the GOP primary, where he went into a…

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