June 24, 2014 10:52:35 AM
JACKSON -- Democratic voters across a swath of Mississippi will determine their party's nominee Tuesday in the 3rd Congressional District.
Magee, a 72-year-old semi-retired lawyer named for Douglas MacArthur, led in the June 3 primary with 47 percent of the vote. Quinn, a 65-year-old former Magnolia alderman, trailed with 38 percent. Bay Springs teacher Jim Liljeberg finished third with 15 percent of the vote, missing the runoff.
The district crosses all or parts of 24 counties from Starkville southwest through the Jackson area and Natchez.
Magee said he's in favor of renewable energy and expanded infrastructure, and says current Republicans are in thrall to corporate special interests who are trying to dodge taxes.
Quinn said he wants to promote economic development in the district, especially with increasing oil drilling in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale in southwest Mississippi.