Zinn and Kelly seeking support in final week before runoff in Mississippi US House race

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Two candidates are trying to win support in the final days before a runoff in a north Mississippi congressional election.

Democrat Walter Zinn and Republican Trent Kelly are keeping busy campaign schedules ahead of the June 2 runoff.

They are in a race to succeed Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee, who died of brain cancer in February. The winner will serve most of the two-year term that ends in January 2017.

Zinn's schedule includes events Tuesday in Oxford and Thursday in Tupelo.

Kelly has events Tuesday in Tupelo and Wednesday in Oxford and DeSoto County.

They emerged as the top two candidates from an original field of 13.

Mississippi's 1st Congressional District encompasses all of 21 counties and part of Oktibbeha County.

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