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October 30, 2012

By Ballotpedia's Congressional team

Mississippi's Congressional Elections in 2012
U.S. Senate Election? U.S. House seats Possible competitive races?
Yes 4 None

JACKSON: Mississippi: Mississippi has four U.S. House seats and one U.S. Senate seat on the ballot in 2012. All four U.S. House incumbents face at least two challengers in the general election. Three challengers look to unseat incumbent Senator Roger Wicker (R) in the general election. No partisan switches are likely to occur in Mississippi.

Currently, three of the four Congressional seats are held by Republican incumbents with the other being held by a Democratic incumbent.

All polling places in Mississippi are open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Central Time.[1]

See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times (2012)

U.S. Senate

Mississippi has one U.S. Senate seat on the ballot in 2012. Republican incumbent Roger Wicker is expected to defeat his Democratic opponent Albert N. Gore in the general election. Thomas Cramer is running for the seat as a Constitution Party candidate and Shawn O'Hara is seeking election as a Reform Party candidate. Wicker was first appointed to the Senate in 2007.

State General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
Mississippi Class 1 Senate seat Democratic Party Albert N. Gore
Republican Party Roger Wicker
Constitution Party Thomas Cramer
Reform Party Shawn O'Hara
Roger Wicker Pending Pending

U.S. House

All four of Mississippi's congressional seats are rated as non-competitive by both the New York Times or Cook Political Report race ratings in 2012.[2][3] The new redistricting maps were drawn as incumbent protection districts.

Here is a complete list of U.S. House candidates appearing on the general election ballot in Mississippi:

Members of the U.S. House from Mississippi -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 1 1
     Republican Party 3 3
Total 4 4
 Congressional Redistricting Map, approved December 2011 

For more information, view Redistricting in Mississippi.


See also