Bryant wins GOP nomination for second term as Mississippi governor

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant of Jackson has won the Republican nomination for a second term.

Bryant on Tuesday easily defeated Mitch Young, a Navy veteran from Sumrall who ran a low-budget campaign.

Three candidates were competing in the Democratic primary for governor: attorney Vicki Slater of Madison; Dr. Valerie Adream Smartt Short, an obstetrician-gynecologist from Ridgeland; and truck driver Robert Gray of Jackson.

The Nov. 3 ballot for governor will also include the Reform Party's Shawn O'Hara.