United States Senate election in Mississippi, 2008

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For the simultaneous special election, see United States Senate special election in Mississippi, 2008.
United States Senate election in Mississippi, 2008
← 2002 November 4, 2008 2014 →
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Nominee Thad Cochran Erik Fleming
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 766,111 480,915
Percentage 61.4% 38.6%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Thad Cochran

Elected U.S. Senator

Thad Cochran

The 2008 United States Senate election in Mississippi was held on November 4, 2008. The seat was regularly scheduled for election, unlike the special election taking place on the same day. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran won re-election to a sixth term.





CQ Politics rated the race as 'Safe Republican'.[1] The Cook Political Report considered it 'Solid Republican'.[2] The Rothenberg Political Report considered it a 'Safe Republican'.[3]


Poll Source Dates administered Fleming Cochran
Rasmussen Reports June 26, 2008 32% 59%
Rasmussen Reports May 27, 2008 35% 58%


General election results[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Thad Cochran 766,111 61.44% -23.2
Democratic Erik Fleming 480,915 38.56% n/a
Majority 285,196
Turnout 1,247,026
Republican hold Swing


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