JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour filed
an appeal late today (Friday) in state ballot dispute.
He is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a ruling by
Hinds County Circuit Judge Tomie Green.
Green told Barbour and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann this
morning (Friday) that they have to put a special election for Trent
Lott's old U.S. Senate seat close to the top of the state ballot.
Barbour decided earlier this week that the race between
Republican Roger Wicker and Democrat Ronnie Musgrove should be near
the bottom of the ballot.
Barbour is telling the Supreme Court that his appeal is urgent
because local election officials need to get ready for the November
The Supreme Court gave a Monday deadline for Democrats to
The winner of the special election will serve the final four
years of a six-year term started by Lott.