Magnolia State GOP political insider and campaign strategist Andy Taggart, who was publicly considering entering the US Senate special election, announced yesterday that he will not become a candidate. Though Taggart’s candidacy had little chance of resulting in victory against appointed Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R), state Senator and former US Senate candidate Chris McDaniel (R-Ellisville), ex-US Agriculture Secretary and Mississippi Congressman Mike Espy (D), and Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton (D), another individual taking some voting percentage would help ensure the campaign advances to a run-off election.
Chances are still great the top two November 6th special election finishers are forced to a run-off. Assuming the candidate field remains constant and understanding that all four major contenders are credible candidates, it will be hard for any one to build majority support.
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