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|Mississippi State Senate District 28|
Porter is running in the special election for District 28 of the Mississippi State Senate. The seat is vacant following Alice Harden's (D) death on December 6, 2012. Porter will face Cindy Ayers-Elliott, Tamarra Grace Butler, Marshand Crisler, Sollie B. Norwood, James "Jimmy" Stewart, Kathy L. Sykes, Tommy L. Wallace, II, and Cassanda Welchlin in the special election on February 5, 2013. Candidates had until January 7 to file. special elections in Mississippi are non-partisan.
Porter ran in the 2011 election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 70. He did not appear on the August 2, 2011 primary ballot. No Republican candidates filed to run for election. The general election took place on November 8, 2011. 
- Clarion Ledger, "State Sen. Alice Harden dies at 64," December 6, 2012
- Clarion Ledger, "Bryant sets Senate 28 special election," December 18, 2012
- Mississippi Secretary of State, " 2013 candidate qualifying list," accessed January 11, 2013
- Mississippi Secretary of State, 2011 Official Primary Candidate List