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MISSISSIPPI

mississippiPopulation: 2,992,333 (2015)

Filing deadline: January 8, 2016.

Primary: March 8, 2016.

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Mississippi (R+9) is one of the most conservative and racially polarized states in the nation. It has the highest share of African Americans in the US, with 35%. It is 61% White.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 6. Mis­sis­sippi is a solidly Republican state in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 2 Republicans.

Roger Wicker. (Pic: Congress)

Roger Wicker. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 1: Roger Wicker (R)
Committees: Armed Forces, Budget, Commerce, Environment, Rules.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Roger Wicker

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 17, 2016:
Lawyer and veteran Roger Wicker (b.1951) served in the House from 1995 until his appointment to the Senate in late 2007. He took 57% in 2012.

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Thad Cochran. (Pic: Congress)

Thad Cochran. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 2: Thad Cochran (R)
Committees: Appropriations (Chair), Agriculture, Rules.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nomineeThad Cochran

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2020.

Status, May 17, 2016:
Lawyer Thad Cochran (b.1937) served in the House before winning a seat in the Senate in 1978. He took 60% in 2014, only winning re-nomination in a squeaker of a primary against a Tea Party candidate.

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Representatives: 4 Representatives; 1 Democrat and 3 Republicans.

Trent Kelly. (Pic: Congress)

Trent Kelly. (Pic: Congress)

District 1
Representative: Trent Kelly (R)
Committees: Agriculture, Small Business.

Democratic nominee: Jacob Owens
Republican nomineeTrent Kelly

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, May 17, 2016:
The district (R+15) covers the northeastern corner of the state, including Oxford and Tupelo. It is 72% White and 25% Black. Congressman Alan Nun­nelee died in early 2015, and County Attorney and veteran Trent Kelly (b.1966) held the seat for the GOP with 70% in a special election in June. The Dems are running architect Jacob Owens.

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Bennie Thompson. (Pic: Congress)

Bennie Thompson. (Pic: Congress)

District 2
Representative: Bennie Thompson (D)
Committees: Homeland Security (Ranking).

Democratic nominee: Bennie Thompson
Republican nomineeJohn Bouie II

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, May 17, 2016:
The district (D+13) covers most of the western parts of the state, along the Mississippi river. It includes most of Jackson and is 61% Black and 36% White. Mayor and County Commissioner Bennie Thompson (b.1948) won a special election in 1993. He took 68% in 2014. The GOP are running financial advisor John Bouie II.

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Gregg Harper. (Pic: Congress)

Gregg Harper. (Pic: Congress)

District 3
Representative: Gregg Harper (R)
Committees: Energy & Commerce, Administration.

Democratic nominee: Dennis Quinn
Republican nominee: Gregg Harper

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, May 17, 2016:
The district (R+14) covers central parts, running from the border with Louisiana to the southwest to the Alabama border in the northeast. It includes the parts of Jackson not covered by the 2nd district. It is 63% White and 32% Black. Lawyer Gregg Harper (b.1956) was first elected in 2008 and took 69% in 2014. The Dems are running former Magnolia City Councilman Dennis Quinn.

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Steven Palazzo. (Pic: Congress)

Steven Palazzo. (Pic: Congress)

District 4
Representative: Steven Palazzo (R)
Committees: Appropriations, Science.

Democratic nomineeMark Gladney
Republican nominee: Steven Palazzo

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, May 17, 2016:
The district (R+21) covers the southern parts of the state, including the coast. It is 73% White and 21% Black. Accountant and State Representative Steven Palazzo (b.1970) was first elected in 2010, defeating an incumbent Democrat. He took 69% in 2014. The Dems have nominated pilot and veteran Mark Gladney.

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STATE LEVEL

Phil Bryant. (Pic: State of MS)

Phil Bryant. (Pic: State of MS)

Governor: Phil Bryant (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2019.

Status, May 17, 2016:
State Representative and LG Phil Bryant (b.1954) was first elected in 2011 and re-elected in 2015 with 66%. He is term limited in 2019. Mississippi is one of five states to have state elections in odd numbered years.

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Tate Reeves. (Pic: State of MS)

Tate Reeves. (Pic: State of MS)

Lieutenant Governor: Tate Reeves (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Tate Reeves

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2019.

Status, May 17, 2016:
The LG is nominated and elected separately in Mississippi. Businessman Tate Reeves (b.1974) was Treasurer for 8 years before he was elected LG in 2011. He is probably considering a promotion in 2019.

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Delbert Hosemann. (Pic: State of MS)

Delbert Hosemann. (Pic: State of MS)

Secretary of State: Del­bert Hose­mann (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Del­bert Hose­mann

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2019.

Status, May 17, 2016:
Lawyer Del­bert Hose­mann (b.1947) was first elected in 2007 and re-elected in 2015 with 61%.

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Lynn Fitch. (Pic: State of MS)

Lynn Fitch. (Pic: State of MS)

Treasurer: Lynn Fitch (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Lynn Fitch

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2019.

Status, May 17, 2016:
Lawyer Lynn Fitch (b.1951) had several jobs in the state administration before she was elected Treasurer in 2011. She took 79% in 2015.

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Stacey Pickering. (Pic: State of MS)

Stacey Pickering. (Pic: State of MS)

Auditor: Stacey Pick­e­ring (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Stacey Pick­e­ring

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2019.

Status, May 17, 2016:
Businessman Stacey Pick­e­ring (b.1968) was a State Senator when he was first elected State Auditor in 2007. He took 63% in 2015.

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Jim Hood. (Pic: State of MS)

Jim Hood. (Pic: State of MS)

Attorney General­: Jim Hood (D)

Democratic nominee: Jim Hood
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Leans Dem in 2019.

Status, May 17, 2016:
Lawyer Jim Hood (b.1962) was a district attorney when he was first elected AG in 2003. One of the last Democratic holdouts in the South, he won re-election in 2015 with 56%.

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Cindy Hyde-Smith. (Pic: State of MS)

Cindy Hyde-Smith. (Pic: State of MS)

Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner: Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Cindy Hyde-Smith

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2019.

Status, May 17, 2016:
Farmer Cindy Hyde-Smith was a State Senator when she was first elected in 2011. She took 61% in 2015.

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Mike Chaney. (Pic: State of MS)

Mike Chaney. (Pic: State of MS)

Insurance Commissioner: Mike Chaney (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Mike Chaney

Rating, May 17, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2019.

Status, May 17, 2016:
Businessman and State Senator Mike Chaney (b.1944) was first elected in 2007. He had no opponents in 2015.

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State Senate: 52 (20D / 32R). Term: 4 years. Elections in 2019.
State House: 122 (57D / 65R). Term: 4 years. Elections in 2019.

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