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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democrat has won a special election to fill an empty seat in the Mississippi House, so the partisan balance in the chamber remains the same.

Tracey Rosebud of Tutwiler defeated Blake Ferretti of Cleveland in a special election Tuesday in District 30. It includes parts of Bolivar, Quitman, Sunflower and Tallahatchie counties.

Party labels don’t appear on ballots in Mississippi special elections, but Democrats had endorsed Rosebud.

Unofficial results showed Rosebud received 1,429 votes and Ferretti received 1,275.

Rosebud will serve until January 2020, filling the end of a term started by Democrat Robert Huddleston of Sumner, who had served since 1996. Huddleston resigned during the 2018 legislative session to spend more time with his family.

Republicans hold a three-fifths supermajority in the Mississippi House and Senate.