Election officials in Mississippi removed the Reform Party candidate for Mississippi Insurance Commissioner from the November 3rd ballot, due to questions about whether or not he had lived in the state long enough to run. The decision leaves Republican Mike Chaney unopposed for a third term. According to an Insurance Journal report, The Reform Party candidate for governor, Shawn O’Hara, told members of the state Board of Election Commissioners that he could prove Johnny McLeod of Hattiesburg meets the five-year state residency requirement to run for Insurance Commissioner. However, the three election commissioners (Republican Governor Phil Bryant, Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann) cited public records that showed different middle initials and dates of birth for McLeod, making it impossible to prove his length of residency.
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