Three Mississippi U.S. Home incumbents gained handily, and a brand new U.S. Home member was elected on Tuesday, in response to preliminary election outcomes gathered by the Related Press.
Incumbent U.S. Reps. Trent Kelly within the 1st Congressional District, Bennie Thompson within the 2nd Congressional District and Michael Visitor within the third Congressional District simply gained their races on Tuesday. Within the 4th Congressional District, Mike Ezell gained his first time period within the U.S. Home.
Thompson, the longest serving delegate representing Mississippi in Washington, stays the state’s sole Democratic consultant. Kelly, Visitor and Ezell are Republicans.
Whereas the nationwide highlight was on key battleground states and congressional districts to find out which social gathering would management the U.S. Home and Senate, there was by no means a lot doubt who would win Mississippi’s 4 contested elections. Numerous stories point out that turnout was gentle throughout the state on Tuesday.
Neither of Mississippi’s two U.S. senators, Roger Wicker or Cindy Hyde-Smith, had been up for reelection this yr. The seat Wicker holds is up for grabs in 2024, and the seat Hyde-Smith holds is up in 2026.
Within the Home races:
- District 1 incumbent Kelly, a former district lawyer in northeast Mississippi, defeated Dianne Dodson Black, an Olive Department small enterprise proprietor. Kelly was first elected to Congress in a 2015 particular election to interchange Alan Nunnelee, who died in workplace. Black was making an attempt to grow to be the primary African American girl from Mississippi elected to a federal workplace.
- District 2 incumbent Thompson upended Brian Flowers of Clinton, a Navy veteran who works in mechanical planning on the Grand Gulf Nuclear Energy Plant close to Port Gibson. Thompson, chair of the Homeland Safety Committee and the particular committee shaped to analyze the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol, is the second Black Mississippians to serve in Congress within the fashionable period.
- District 3 incumbent Visitor, a former district lawyer in Madison and Rankin counties, beat Neshoba County native Democrat Shuwaski Younger. Younger was working for workplace for the primary time, however has expertise working within the Mississippi Secretary of State’s workplace and in Homeland Safety on the nationwide stage. Visitor was first elected in 2018.
- In District 4, Ezell, who defeated incumbent U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo within the Republican main earlier this yr, defeated Democrat Johnny DuPree and Libertarian Alden Patrick Johnson. DuPree, former mayor of Hattiesburg, additionally has run unsuccessfully for governor and secretary of state. In 2011, DuPree grew to become the primary African American main social gathering nominee for governor.
Different contests throughout Mississippi, equivalent to for judicial posts and faculty board seats, additionally had been on the poll.
Click on right here to see full outcomes from Tuesday’s midterm elections.
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