Mitch Tyner, attorney for state Sen. Chris McDaniel in his Senate election battle, has bowed out of the race for the Central District Public Service Commission seat.
Tyner, in a press release, said he sent a request to Republican Chairman Joe Nosef to remove his from consideration in the upcoming Republican primary.
Republican Commissioner Lynn Posey is not seeking re-election. This leaves Democrat Cecil Brown and Republican Tony Greer in the race.
“Last year the party had a very divisive U.S. Senate race," said Tyner in the release. "The party cannot remain divided and continue to win elections, especially in districts so evenly split like Mississippi’s Central District. I’ve known Tony Greer since college. He has served several terms as a Clinton alderman as well as the unexpired term of Mayor Fisher’s supervisor seat. I want to do my part in restoring party unity and electing good conservative candidates.”