The GOP nomination style and date have not been determined, but I have been told that Sen. Chinchester will decide. As a result, so you can bet it will be done to benefit Minchew. That is also the reason Mims has not resigned yet, they want to drag it out as long as possible to give Minchew time to gather support (Slaton can use Dick Black's supporters as a starting point). Also, Dick Black ended November with over $72k in his campaign account. I have to wonder if some of that will be used to get his son-in-law in this Senate seat.
It looks like it could be an interesting nomination battle.