Jacob Kauffman at NPR takes note that the state Court of Appeals this week upheld a harassment conviction of Republican James Hall of Monticello, the candidate for a House seat held by the late Democratic Rep. Sheila Lampkin.

He faces a jail sentence with the court’s affirmation of his lower court conviction. LeAnne Burch, a retired Army brigadier general, has been selected by Democrats as the nominee.

Hall is not an ideal candidate, to put it mildly. The Republicans haven’t bothered to field a candidate in the special election for the few months remaining in Lampkin’s term. Hall is a write-in.

Kauffman tweets that Hall has no intention of withdrawing from the race. Everyone is out to get him, he says.

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