Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Gregg Harper Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Gregg Harper Republican Party
Gregg Harper.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

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

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

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The 3rd congressional district of Mississippi will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

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.[4]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Gregg Harper (R), who was first elected in 2008.

Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Oktibbeha, Noxubee, Kemper, Neshoba, Lauderdale, Newton, Scott, Rankin, Madison, Simpson, Smith, Lauderdale, Clarke, Jasper, Covington, Jefferson Davis, Lawrence, Lincoln, Walthall, Pike, Amite, Franklin, Wilkinson and Adams counties.[5]


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June 24 Democratic runoff primary

Note: No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the vote in the June 3, 2014, primary election. A runoff primary election was held between the top two candidates.[6][7]

June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Campaign contributions

Gregg Harper

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Harper's reports.[8]

Gregg Harper (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$303,465.88$44,955.81$(79,180.98)$269,240.71
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$269,240.71$228,366.09$(63,784.39)$433,822.41
October Quarterly[11]October 15, 2013$433,922.41$161,500.10$(61,447.64)$533,974.87
Year-End Quarterly[12]December 31, 2013$533,974$107,145$(78,936)$562,182
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2014$562,182.89$129,520.00$(108,956.91)$582,745.98
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$627,610$96,700$(63,713)$660,596
Running totals

District history


The 3rd congressional district of Mississippi held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Gregg Harper won re-election in the district.[14]

U.S. House, Mississippi District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGregg Harper Incumbent 80% 234,717
     Reform John Luke Pannell 20% 58,605
Total Votes 293,322
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Gregg Harper won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Joel L. Gill (D) and Tracella Lou O’Hara Hill (Reform) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, Mississippi District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGregg Harper Incumbent 68% 132,393
     Democratic Joel L. Gill 31.2% 60,737
     Reform Tracella Lou O’Hara Hill 0.8% 1,586
Total Votes 194,716

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