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On November 4, 2008, [[Thad Cochran]] won re-election to the [[United States Senate]]. He defeated Erik Fleming (D) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2008/2008Stat.htm ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008" Accessed November 3, 2011]</ref>
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==See also==
==See also==

Revision as of 10:08, 6 January 2014


2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Mississippi

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Incumbent prior to election:
Thad Cochran Republican Party
Thad Cochran.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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2014 U.S. House Elections

Flag of Mississippi.png
Voters in Mississippi will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 1, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Mississippi has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Mississippi elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Thad Cochran (R). Cochran was first elected in 1978.

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The primary battle between state Senator Chris McDaniel and incumbent Thad Cochran was highlighted as one of the top five primaries to watch in 2014. Shortly after McDaniel announced his candidacy, The Club for Growth, SCF, FreedomWorks, the Tea Party Express and the Madison Project all announced support.[3]

Primary vulnerability

Cochran was named by National Journal as one of the top five incumbent senators at risk of losing his or her primary election. Four of the five most vulnerable senators are Republican.[4]


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Republican Party Chris McDaniel[5]

Potential candidates

Democratic Party Travis Childers[6]

Campaign contributions

Thad Cochran

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Cochran's reports.[7]

Thad Cochran (2013) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 9, 2013$480,184.56$178,228.98$(26,442.07)$6,319,771.47
July Quarterly[9]July 10, 2013$6,319,771.47$170,909.33$(28,927.76)$773,953.04
October Quarterly[10]October 10, 2013$773,953.04$53,147.32$(23,193.11)$803,907.25
Year-End Quarterly[11]December 31, 2013$803,907$339,337$(43,326)$1,100,445
April Quarterly[12]April 10, 2014$1,100,445.67$1,703,077.71$(1,291,015.20)$1,512,508.18
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2014$405,878$1,645,077$(1,336,666)$714,290
October Quarterly[14]October 15, 2014$714,290$722,056$(885,482)$550,864
Running totals

Election history


On November 6, 2012, Roger Wicker won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Albert N. Gore, Thomas Cramer, and Shawn O'Hara in the general election.

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"


On November 4, 2008, Cochran won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Erik Fleming (D) in the general election.[15]

U.S. Senate, Mississippi General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThad Cochran Incumbent 61.4% 766,111
     Democratic Erik Fleming 38.6% 480,915
Total Votes 1,247,026

See also

External links