(localmemphis.com) – The Associated Press projects two-term State Treasurer Lynn Fitch has won the Republican primary for Mississippi Attorney General.
Fitch defeated longtime Republican figure Andy Taggart.
Fitch will face Democrat Jennifer Riley Collins, a lawyer, military veteran and former director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi, who was unopposed for her party’s nomination.
The person ultimately elected will become Mississippi’s first new attorney general in 16 years. Incumbent Jim Hood, the only Democrat holding statewide office in Mississippi, won the Democratic nomination for Governor on Tuesday.