Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Bennie Thompson Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Safe D[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[3]

Mississippi U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd Congressional District of Mississippi will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

With no Republican challenger, Democratic incumbent Bennie Thompson should have a smooth ride to re-election in 2014. The Cook Political Report rates the race as "Solid Democratic."[4]

In both 2010 and 2012, Thompson was challenged by Republican candidate Bill Marcy, who ran in the 2014 U.S. Senate race under the Democratic Party. Thompson defeated Marcy with a 36.1 percent margin of victory in 2012, which was even larger than his 23.9 percent margin of victory in 2010.[5][6] As of the April Quarterly Federal Election Commission (FEC) report, Thompson had raised $686,910.68 and had $1,376,212.64 cash on hand.

Thompson competed against Damien Fairconetue in the Democratic primary on June 3, 2014, easily defeating him with 96 percent of the vote.[7]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 1, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Mississippi is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party, but they must intend to support the party nominations if they vote in the primary election.[8]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 25, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 5, 2014.[9]

See also: Mississippi elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Bennie Thompson (D), who was first elected in 1993.

Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes Jefferson, Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Warren, Issaquena, Sharkey, Yazoo, Madison, Leake, Attala, Washington, Humphreys, Sunflower, Bolivar, Leflore, Carroll, Montgomery, Grenada, Yalobusha, Panola, Tallahatchie, Quitman, Coahoma, Panola and Tunica counties.[10]


General election candidates

June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Primary results

U.S. House, Mississippi District 2 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBennie Thompson Incumbent 95.7% 41,618
Damien Fairconetue 4.3% 1,860
Total Votes 43,478
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State - Official Democratic primary results

Campaign contributions

Bennie Thompson

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Thompson's reports.[11]

Bennie Thompson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2013$1,192,547.83$80,101.98$(71,497.34)$1,201,152.47
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2013$1,201,152.47$198,445.56$(131,049.54)$1,268,548.49
October Quarterly[14]October 11, 2013$1,268,548.49$174,354.99$(107,647.08)$1,335,256.40
Year-End Quarterly[15]December 31, 2013$1,335,256$138,159$(126,524)$1,345,846
April Quarterly[16]April 14, 2014$1,345,846.73$95,849.15$(65,483.24)$1,376,212.64
Running totals

District history

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The 2nd Congressional District of Mississippi held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Bennie Thompson won re-election in the district.[17]

U.S. House, Mississippi, District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBennie Thompson Incumbent 67.1% 214,978
     Republican Bill Marcy 31% 99,160
     Independent Cobby Williams 1.4% 4,605
     Reform Lajena Williams 0.5% 1,501
Total Votes 320,244
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Bennie Thompson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bill Marcy (R) and Ashley Norwood (Reform) in the general election.[18]

U.S. House, Mississippi District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBennie Thompson incumbent 61.5% 105,327
     Republican Bill Marcy 37.6% 64,499
     Reform Ashley Norwood 0.9% 1,530
Total Votes 171,356

See also

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