United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi, 2014

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All 4 Mississippi seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 3 1
Seats won 3 1
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 329,169 230,014
Percentage 52.56% 36.73%

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi were held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the four members of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Mississippi, one from each of the state's four congressional districts. The elections coincided with other elections to the United States Senate and House of Representatives and various state and local elections, including a Senate election in Mississippi.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi, 2014[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 329,169 52.56% 3 -
Democratic 230,014 36.73% 1 -
Reform 14,897 2.38% 0 -
Libertarian 7,303 1.17% 0 -
Independents 44,896 7.17% 0 -
Totals 626,279 100.00% 4

District 1[edit]

The incumbent was Republican Alan Nunnelee, who had represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 60% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+16.

Nunnelee was the only Congressman in Mississippi who did not face a primary opponent in 2014.[2] Democrats Ron Dickey and Rex Weathers, who was a candidate for the seat in 1992 and 1996 and the nominee for the seat in 1998 and 2002, ran.[2] Nunnelee died on February 6, 2015, shortly after starting his third term in office.[3]

Danny Bedwell, Chairman of the Mississippi Libertarian Party, was the Libertarian nominee.

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alan Nunnelee 56,550 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Dickey 9,741 65.98
Democratic Rex Weathers 5,022 34.02
Total votes 14,763 100

General results[edit]

Mississippi's 1st congressional district election, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alan Nunnelee (Incumbent) 102,622 67.91
Democratic Ron Dickey 43,713 28.93
Libertarian Danny Bedwell 3,830 2.53
Reform Lajena Walley 946 0.63
Total votes 151,111 100
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

The incumbent was Democrat Bennie Thompson, who had represented the district since 1993. He was re-elected with 67% of the vote in 2012 and the district had a PVI of D+13.

Damien Fairconetue was running against Thompson in the Democratic primary. No Republican filed to run for the seat.[2]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bennie Thompson 41,618 95.72
Democratic Damien Fairconetue 1,860 4.28
Total votes 43,478 100

General results[edit]

Mississippi's 2nd congressional district election, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bennie Thompson (Incumbent) 100,688 67.74
Independent Troy Ray 36,465 24.53
Reform Shelley Shoemake 11,493 7.73
Total votes 148,646 100
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

The incumbent was Republican Gregg Harper, who had represented the district since 2009. He was re-elected with 80% of the vote in 2012 and the district had a PVI of R+14.

Hardy Caraway, an Independent candidate for the 2nd district in 1984 and the Republican nominee for the 2nd district in 2000 was running against Harper in the Republican primary. Democrats Jim Liljeberg; Doug Magee, who was a Republican candidate for the 4th district in 1988; and Dennis Quinn also ran.[2]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gregg Harper 85,674 92.19
Republican Hardy Caraway 7,258 7.81
Total votes 92,932 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Doug Magee 7,738 48.22
Democratic Dennis Quinn 5,820 36.27
Democratic Jim Liljeberg 2,490 15.51
Total votes 16,048 100

Primary runoff results[edit]

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Doug Magee 4,925 52.47
Democratic Dennis Quinn 4,462 47.53
Total votes 9,387 100

General results[edit]

Mississippi's 3rd congressional district election, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gregg Harper (Incumbent) 117,771 68.89
Democratic Doug Magee 47,744 27.93
Independent Roger Gerrard 3,890 2.28
Reform Barbara Dale Washer 1,541 0.90
Total votes 170,946 100
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

The incumbent was Republican Steven Palazzo, who had represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 64% of the vote in 2012 and the district had a PVI of R+21.

Palazzo was first elected in 2010, defeating Democratic incumbent Gene Taylor. He was targeted by the Club for Growth.[6]

Chris McDaniel, a Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate, considered challenging Palazzo in the primary, but chose instead to run for the United States Senate.[7] Taylor, who served in the U.S. House from 1989 to 2011, has switched parties, and ran for the seat as a Republican.[8][9][10] Tavish Kelly, Tom Carter, and Ron Vincent, who was a candidate for the seat in 2012, also ran against Palazzo.[2]

Democrats Trish Causey and Matthew Moore, who was the nominee for the seat in 2012, also ran.[2]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steven Palazzo 54,268 50.53
Republican Gene Taylor 46,133 42.96
Republican Tom Carter 4,955 4.62
Republican Tavish Kelly 1,129 1.05
Republican Ron Vincent 904 0.84
Total votes 107,389 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matt Moore 6,355 55.66
Democratic Trish Causey 5,063 44.34
Total votes 16,048 100

General results[edit]

Mississippi's 4th congressional district election, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steven Palazzo (Incumbent) 108,776 69.92
Democratic Matt Moore 37,869 24.34
Independent Cindy Burleson 3,684 2.37
Libertarian Joey Robinson 3,473 2.23
Reform Eli Jackson 917 0.59
Independent Ed Reich 857 0.55
Total votes 155,576 100
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://history.house.gov/Institution/Election-Statistics/Election-Statistics/
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Political buzz: Alan Nunnelee lone Mississippi congressman without a party primary". The Mississippi Press. March 1, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/07/us/politics/alan-nunnelee-gop-house-member-from-mississippi-dies-at-56.html
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Mississippi Secretary of State June 3, 2014". Mississippi Secretary of State. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Mississippi General Election 2014". Mississippi Secretary of State. 2014-11-04. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ Jaffe, Alexandra (February 27, 2013). "Club for Growth targeting 9 'RINO' Republicans for primary challenges - The Hill's Ballot Box". Thehill.com. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ Local News | Hattiesburg American | hattiesburgamerican.com
  8. ^ Hampton, Paul (February 28, 2014). "Gene Taylor, now Republican, will seek to reclaim seat from Palazzo". The Sun Herald. Retrieved March 3, 2014. 
  9. ^ Hampton, Paul. "Former Mississippi Congressman Taylor considers a rematch against Palazzo | Politics". The Sun Herald. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ Ostermeier, Eric (October 21, 2013). "Gene Taylor Contemplating Rare Comeback in Mississippi". Smart Politics. 

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