Thirteen candidates are vying to succeed Nunnelee. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
The special election in Mississippi’s 1st District is a political handicapper’s nightmare.
“If anyone tells you they know what to expect on Tuesday, they are lying to you,” said Casey Phillips, a GOP ad maker who is working for Republican Greg Pirkle.
Pirkle, an attorney from Tupelo, is just one of 13 candidates seeking the northeastern Mississippi-based seat, left vacant in February following the death of GOP Rep. Alan Nunnelee.