United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi, 2012

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The 2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 and elected the four U.S. Representatives from the state of Mississippi. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a quadrennial presidential election and an election to the U.S. Senate.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi, 2012[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 703,635 58.24% 3 -
Democratic 411,398 34.05% 1 -
Libertarian 21,566 1.79% 0 -
Constitution 2,390 0.20% 0 -
Reform 64,581 5.35% 0 -
Independents 4,605 0.38% 0 -
Totals 1,208,175 100.00% 4

District 1[edit]

Republican Alan Nunnelee, who has represented Mississippi's 1st congressional district since January 2011, ran for re-election.[2] Robert Estes, the owner of Estes Grading and Trucking; and Henry Ross, a former mayor of Eupora who unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination in the 1st district in 2010, challenged Nunnelee in the Republican primary.[3]

Brad Morris, an attorney and chief of staff to former 1st district representative Travis Childers, sought and received the Democratic nomination. Former state Representative Mark DuVall had decided to run, but dropped out in order to avoid a Democratic primary.[4]

Danny Bedwell ran as the Libertarian nominee. Jim Bourland ran as the Constitution Party nominee. Chris Potts ran as the Reform Party nominee.[5]

Primary results
Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alan Nunnelee 43,487 57.4%
Republican Henry Ross 21,944 28.9%
Republican Robert Estes 10,390 13.7%
Totals 75,821 100%

General Election Results[edit]

Mississippi 1st Congressional District 2012 [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alan Nunnelee 186,760 60.41%
Democratic Brad Morris 114,076 36.90%
Libertarian Danny Bedwell 3,584 1.16%
Constitution Jim R. Bourland 2,390 0.77%
Reform Chris Potts 2,367 0.77%
Totals 309,177 100.0%
Republican hold Swing {{{swing}}}


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District 2[edit]

Democrat Bennie Thompson, who has represented Mississippi's 2nd congressional district since 1993, is running for re-election.[7] Greenville mayor Heather McTeer challenged Thompson in the Democratic primary.[8]

Bill Marcy, who unsuccessfully challenged Thompson as the Republican nominee in 2010, is running again.[5]

Lajena Williams is running as the Reform Party nominee. Cobby Williams, a motivational speaker, is running as an Independent.[5][7][8]

Primary results
Democratic primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bennie Thompson 49,083 87.5%
Democratic Heather McTeer 7,040 12.5%
Totals 56,123 100%

General Election Results[edit]

Mississippi 2nd Congressional District 2012 [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bennie Thompson 214,978 67.13%
Republican Bill Marcy 99,160 30.96%
Independent Cobby Mondale Williams 4,605 1.44%
Reform Lajena Williams 1,501 0.47%
Totals 320,244 100.0%
Democratic hold Swing {{{swing}}}


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District 3[edit]

Republican Gregg Harper, who has represented Mississippi's 3rd congressional district since 2009, is running for re-election.[7] Robert Allen, a Tea Party activist, challenged Harper in the Republican primary.[5][7]

Vicki Slater, an attorney and chairwoman of the Mississippi Association for Justice, is challenging Harper as the Democratic nominee. Crystal Biggs, who had sought and received the Democratic nomination unopposed in the primary, dropped out of the race in September 2012 because of an illness.[10]

John "Luke" Pannell is running as the Reform Party nominee.[5]

Primary results
Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gregg Harper 78,667 91.8%
Republican Robert Allen 7,025 8.2%
Totals 85,692 100%

General Election Results[edit]

Mississippi 3rd Congressional District 2012 [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gregg Harper 234,717 80.02%
Reform John Luke Pannell 58,605 19.98%
Totals 293,322 100.0%
Republican hold Swing {{{swing}}}


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District 4[edit]

Republican Steven Palazzo, who has represented Mississippi's 4th congressional district since January 2011, is running for re-election.[11] Cindy Burleson, a political activist;[12] and Ron Vincent, a Tea Party activist and retired engineer,[12][13] challenged Palazzo in the Republican primary. State Senator Chris McDaniel;[14] Brian Sanderson, a lawyer;[15] and state Senator Michael Watson[15][14] were rumored to have considered seeking the Republican nomination but chose not to.

Matthew Moore, an honors student at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, is challenging Palazzo as the Democratic nominee. Michael Herrington, a service manager who received the Democratic nomination after defeating businessman Jason Vitosky in the Democratic primary, dropped out of the race in September 2012 because of his mother's illness and financial concerns.[10][11][12] Former U.S. Representative Gene Taylor, a Democrat who represented the 4th district from 1989 until 2011 and lost re-election to Palazzo in 2010, chose not to run.[16]

Ron Williams, a businessman and Republican primary candidate for governor in 2011, is running as the Libertarian nominee.[17] Robert Claunch is running as the Reform Party nominee.[5]

Primary results
Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steven Palazzo 60,722 73.9%
Republican Ron Vincent 15,378 18.7%
Republican Cindy Burleson 6,081 7.4%
Totals 82,181 100%
Democratic primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Herrington 8,988 83.8%
Democratic Jason Vitosky 1,743 16.2%
Totals 10,731 100%

General Election Results[edit]

Mississippi 4th Congressional District 2012 [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steven Palazzo 182,998 64.11%
Democratic Matt Moore 82,344 28.85%
Libertarian Ron Williams 17,982 6.30%
Reform Robert Claunch 2,108 0.74%
Totals 285,432 100.0%
Republican hold Swing {{{swing}}}


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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Secretary of State :: Elections". State of Mississippi Secretary of State. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ Corder, Frank (January 4, 2012). "And They're Off!". Y'all Politics. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ Clark, JB (January 10, 2012). "Estes, Ross qualify for congress". Desoto Times Tribune. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ Brumfield, Patsy R. (January 13, 2012). "Congress update: Ex-Childers aide Morris in, DuVall may be out". Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Amy, Jeff (March 14, 2012). "Wicker, four congressmen turn to general election". The Commercial Dispatch. Associated Press. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c "2012 Republican Primary Results". Secretary of State of Mississippi. March 23, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Candidates line up for March 13 Miss. primaries; all 4 US House members expected to run again". The Columbus Republic. Associated Press. January 4, 2012. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Miller, Joshua (August 4, 2011). "Thompson's Primary Unlikely to Get Nasty in Mississippi". Roll Call. Retrieved August 6, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "2012 Democratic Primary Results". Secretary of State of Mississippi. March 23, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Biloxi's Matthew Moore replacement Democrat to run against Steven Palazzo". Associated Press. The Mississippi Press. September 6, 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b Doherty, Tim (January 5, 2012). "Dem wants to oust Palazzo". Hattiesburg American. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b c Farrell, David A. (February 10, 2012). "Saturday noon is last chance to register to vote in March 13 primaries". Picayune Item. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 
  13. ^ Farrell, David A. (January 7, 2012). "Congressional candidates campaign here, cite reasons for running". Picayune Item. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  14. ^ a b Miller, Joshua (December 5, 2011). "Mississippi GOP Cautious on Palazzo". Roll Call. Retrieved December 5, 2011. 
  15. ^ a b Pender, Geoff (December 10, 2011). "Potential Palazzo challengers lining up". Sun Herald. Retrieved December 21, 2011. 
  16. ^ Newsom, Michael (January 13, 2012). "Taylor won't seek old Congressional seat this year". Sun Herald. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  17. ^ Biggs, DeMiktric (February 6, 2012). "Ron Williams Planning Congressional Bid as Libertarian". Mississippi Political Pulse. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 

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