U.S. Senate delegation from Mississippi

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from Mississippi.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Mississippi are:


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Roger Wicker
Roger Wicker.jpg
Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Mississippi 2007January 3, 2019November 2018Link
Thad Cochran
Thad Cochran.jpg
Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Mississippi 1978January 3, 2015 November 4, 2014Link

Election history


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Class I

Senators in Class I were elected to office in the November 2012 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.[1] Class I terms run from the beginning of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013, to the end of the 115th Congress on January 3, 2019.[1]

2012

U.S. Senate, Mississippi General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Wicker 57.2% 709,626
     Democratic Albert N. Gore, Jr. 40.6% 503,467
     Constitution Thomas Cramer 1.2% 15,281
     Reform Shawn O'Hara 1.1% 13,194
Total Votes 1,241,568
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2006

Trent Lott was re-elected to the U.S. Senate, representing Mississippi. He defeated Erik Fleming and Harold Taylor in the general election on November 7, 2006.[2]

U.S. Senate, Mississippi, General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTrent Lott Incumbent 63.6% 388,399
     Democratic Erik Fleming 34.9% 213,000
     Libertarian Harold Taylor 1.6% 9,522
Total Votes 610,921

2000

Lott was re-elected to the U.S. Senate, representing Mississippi. He defeated Troy Brown, Sr., Jim Giles, Lewis Napper and Shawn O'Hara in the general election on November 7, 2000.[3]

U.S. Senate, Mississippi, General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTrent Lott Incumbent 65.9% 654,941
     Democratic Troy Brown, Sr. 31.6% 314,090
     Independent Jim Giles 0.9% 9,344
     Libertarian Lewis Napper 0.9% 8,454
     Reform Shawn O'Hara 0.7% 7,315
Total Votes 994,144

Class II

Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2008 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.[4]

Class II terms run from the beginning of the 111th Congress on January 3, 2009, to the end of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2015.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Wicker won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Ronnie Musgrove (I) in the general election.[5]

U.S. Senate General Election, Mississippi, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Wicker Incumbent 55% 683,409
     Independent Ronnie Musgrove 45% 560,064
Total Votes 1,243,473

2002

On November 5, 2002, Thad Cochran won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Shawn O'Hara (T) in the general election.[6]

U.S. Senate, Mississippi General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThad Cochran incumbent 84.6% 533,269
     Reform Shawn O'Hara 15.4% 97,226
Total Votes 630,495

1996

On November 5, 1996, Thad Cochran won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated James Hunt (D) and Ted Weill (T) in the general election.[7]

U.S. Senate, Mississippi General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThad Cochran incumbent 71% 624,154
     Democratic James Hunt 27.4% 240,647
     Independence Ted Weill 1.6% 13,861
Total Votes 878,662

1990

On November 6, 1990, Thad Cochran won re-election to the United States Senate. He ran unopposed in the general election.[8]

U.S. Senate, Mississippi General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThad Cochran incumbent 100% 274,244
Total Votes 274,244

1984

On November 6, 1984, Thad Cochran won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated William Winter (D) in the general election.[9]

U.S. Senate, Mississippi General Election, 1984
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThad Cochran incumbent 39.1% 371,926
     Democratic William Winter 60.9% 580,314
Total Votes 952,240

1978

On November 7, 1978, Thad Cochran won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Maurice Dantin (A), James Charles Evers (I) and Henry Jay Kirksey (I) in the general election.[10]

U.S. Senate, Mississippi General Election, 1978
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThad Cochran 45.3% 267,302
     Democratic Maurice Dantin 31.8% 187,541
     Independent James Charles Evers 22.6% 133,646
     Independent Henry Jay Kirksey 0.3% 1,747
Total Votes 590,236

Historical members

The following individuals were elected to the U.S. Senate from Mississippi.

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from Mississippi
Party Total
     Republican 11
     Democratic 30
     Jacksonian 5
     Anti-Jacksonian 1
     Whig 3
Total Senators 50
Class 1 Senators from Mississippi
Senator Years Served Party
Walter Leake 1817-1820 Republican
David Holmes 1820-1825 Republican
Powhatan Ellis 1825-1826 J
Thomas B. Reed 1826-1827 J
Powhatan Ellis 1827-1832 J
John Black 1832-1838 J,AJ,W
James F. Trotter 1838-1838 Democratic
Thomas Hickman Williams 1838-1839 Democratic
John Henderson 1839-1845 W
Jesse Speight 1845-1847 Democratic
Jefferson Davis 1847-1851 Democratic
John J. McRae 1851-1852 Democratic
Stephen Adams 1852-1857 Democratic
Jefferson Davis 1857-1861 Democratic
Adelbert Ames 1870-1874 Republican
Henry R. Pease 1874-1875 Republican
Blanche K. Bruce 1875-1881 Republican
James Z. George 1881-1897 Democratic
Hernando D. Money 1897-1911 Democratic
John Sharp Williams 1911-1923 Democratic
Hubert D. Stephens 1923-1935 Democratic
Theodore G. Bilbo 1935-1947 Democratic
John C. Stennis 1947-1989 Democratic
Trent Lott 1989-2007 Republican
Roger F. Wicker 2007-Present Republican
Class 2 Senators from Mississippi
Senator Years Served Party
Thomas Hill Williams 1817-1829 Republican
Thomas B. Reed 1829-1829 J
Robert H. Adams 1830-1830 J
George Poindexter 1830-1835 J,AJ
Robert J. Walker 1835-1845 Democratic
Joseph W. Chalmers 1845-1847 Democratic
Henry Stuart Foote 1847-1852 Democratic
Walker Brooke 1852-1853 W
Albert G. Brown 1854-1861 Democratic
Hiram R. Revels 1870-1871 Republican
James L. Alcorn 1871-1877 Republican
Lucius Q.C. Lamar 1877-1885 Democratic
Edward C. Walthall 1885-1894 Democratic
Anselm J. McLaurin 1894-1895 Democratic
Edward C. Walthall 1895-1898 Democratic
William V. Sullivan 1898-1901 Democratic
Anselm J. McLaurin 1901-1909 Democratic
James Gordon 1909-1910 Democratic
Le Roy Percy 1910-1913 Democratic
James K. Vardaman 1913-1919 Democratic
Byron P. 1919-1941 Democratic
James O. Eastland 1941-1941 Democratic
Wall Doxey 1941-1943 Democratic
James O. Eastland 1943-1978 Democratic
Thad Cochran 1978-Present Republican

See also

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