Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District

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Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District
MS 2nd District Map.PNG
Current incumbentBennie Thompson Democratic Party
Population743,249
Gender48.3% Male, 51.7% Female
Race65.2% Black, 32.8% White,
Ethnicity1.8% Hispanic
Unemployment14.4%
Median household income$31,084
High school graduation rate77.6%
College graduation rate18.7%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 2nd Congressional District of Mississippi is a congressional district covering much of western Mississippi.

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.[1]

The district previously included most of Jackson as well as the cities of Clarksdale, Greenville, Greenwood, Clinton and Vicksburg.

The current representative of the 2nd Congressional District is Bennie Thompson (D).

Elections

2014

See also: Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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

2012

See also: Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

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.[2]

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"
U.S. House, Mississippi District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBennie Thompson Incumbent 87.5% 49,083
Heather McTeer 12.5% 7,040
Total Votes 56,123

2010
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.[3]

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

2008
On November 4, 2008, Bennie Thompson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Richard Cook (R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Mississippi District 2 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBennie Thompson incumbent 69.1% 201,606
     Republican Richard Cook 30.9% 90,364
Total Votes 291,970

2006
On November 7, 2006, Bennie Thompson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Yvonne Brown (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Mississippi District 2 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBennie Thompson incumbent 64.3% 100,160
     Republican Yvonne Brown 35.7% 55,672
Total Votes 155,832

2004
On November 2, 2004, Bennie Thompson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Clinton LeSueur (R) and Shawn O'Hara (T) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Mississippi District 2 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBennie Thompson incumbent 58.4% 154,626
     Republican Clinton LeSueur 40.6% 107,647
     Reform Shawn O'Hara 1% 2,596
Total Votes 264,869

2002
On November 5, 2002, Bennie Thompson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Clinton LeSueur (R) and Lee Dilworth (T) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Mississippi District 2 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBennie Thompson incumbent 55.1% 89,913
     Republican Clinton LeSueur 42.8% 69,711
     Reform Lee Dilworth 2.1% 3,426
Total Votes 163,050

2000
On November 7, 2000, Bennie Thompson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Hardy Caraway (R), William Chipman (L) and Lee Dilworth (T) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Mississippi District 2 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBennie Thompson incumbent 65.1% 112,777
     Republican Hardy Caraway 31.2% 54,090
     Libertarian William Chipman 2.5% 4,305
     Reform Lee Dilworth 1.2% 2,135
Total Votes 173,307

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 2nd Congressional District of Mississippi after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Mississippi

In 2011, the Mississippi State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.


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