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Picking big green straw gives Democrat big win in tied House election

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Republicans drew the short straw Friday in Mississippi. Seriously. To break a tie from a Nov. 3 state House election, 20-year Democratic incumbent Bo Eaton and Republican challenger Mark Tullos met in the governor’s crowded conference room on the 19th floor of a state office building to carry out the archaic procedure prescribed in state law: They drew straws. Eaton, listed first on the ballot, reached into a red canvas bag and pulled out one of two silver-plated business card…

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