2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi

The 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, to elect the four U.S. Representatives from the U.S. state of Mississippi; one from each of the state's four congressional districts. Primaries were held on June 5, 2018. The elections and primaries coincided with the elections and primaries of other federal and state offices.

2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi
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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 471,162 398,770
Percentage 50.18% 42.47%
Swing Decrease7.40% Increase4.42%

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OverviewEdit

2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 471,162 50.18% 3 -
Democratic 398,770 42.47% 1 -
Independents 48,104 5.12% 0 -
Reform 20,867 2.22% 0 -
Totals 938,903 100.00% 4

DistrictEdit

Results of the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi by district:[2]

District Republican Democratic Others Total Result
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
District 1 158,245 66.90% 76,601 32.39% 1,675 0.71% 236,521 100% Republican Hold
District 2 0 0.00% 158,921 71.79% 62,458 28.21% 221,379 100% Democratic Hold
District 3 160,284 62.30% 94,461 36.72% 2,526 0.98% 257,271 100% Republican Hold
District 4 152,633 68.22% 68,787 30.75% 2,312 1.03% 223,732 100% Republican Hold
Total 471,162 50.18% 398,770 42.47% 68,971 7.35% 938,903 100%
Popular vote
Republican
50.18%
Democratic
42.47%
Other
7.34%
House seats
Republican
75%
Democratic
25%

District 1Edit

The incumbent is Republican Trent Kelly, who has represented the district since 2015. Kelly was re-elected with 69% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primaryEdit

  • Randy Wadkins, professor[3]

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Randy Wadkins 11,692 100.0
Total votes 11,692 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Trent Kelly (incumbent) 30,151 100.0
Total votes 30,151 100.0

General electionEdit

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Trent
Kelly (R)
Randy
Wadkins (D)
Undecided
Triumph Campaigns July 30–31, 2018 525 ± 3.5% 57% 28% 15%

ResultsEdit

Mississippi's 1st congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Trent Kelly (incumbent) 158,245 66.9
Democratic Randy Wadkins 76,601 32.4
Reform Tracella Lou O'Hara Hil 1,675 0.7
Total votes 236,521 100.0
Republican hold

District 2Edit

The incumbent is Democrat Bennie Thompson, who has represented the district since 1993. He was re-elected with 67% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bennie Thompson (incumbent) 31,203 100.0
Total votes 31,203 100.0

General electionEdit

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Irving
Harris (REF)
Bennie
Thompson (D)
Undecided
Triumph Campaigns July 30–31, 2018 525 ± 3.5% 22% 51% 27%

ResultsEdit

Mississippi's 2nd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bennie Thompson (incumbent) 158,921 71.8
Independent Troy Ray 48,104 21.7
Reform Irving Harris 14,354 6.5
Total votes 221,379 100.0
Democratic hold

District 3Edit

The incumbent is Republican Gregg Harper, who has represented the district since 2009. He was re-elected with 66% of the vote in 2016.

In January 2018, Harper announced that he will retire from Congress and not run for re-election in 2018.[4]

Democratic primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Evans 17,016 69.3
Democratic Michael Aycox 7,525 30.7
Total votes 24,541 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Guest 29,157 44.8
Republican Whit Hughes 14,464 22.2
Republican Perry Parker 10,562 16.2
Republican Sally Doty 6,608 10.2
Republican Morgan Dunn 3,820 5.9
Republican Katherine Tate 416 0.6
Total votes 65,027 100.0

Runoff resultsEdit

Republican primary runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Guest 31,121 65.1
Republican Whit Hughes 16,691 34.9
Total votes 47,812 100.0

General electionEdit

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Michael
Evans (D)
Michael
Guest (R)
Undecided
Triumph Campaigns July 30–31, 2018 525 ± 3.5% 27% 56% 17%

ResultsEdit

Mississippi's 3rd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Guest 160,284 62.3
Democratic Michael Evans 94,461 36.7
Reform Matthew Holland 2,526 1.0
Total votes 257,271 100.0
Republican hold

District 4Edit

The incumbent is Republican Steven Palazzo, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 65% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primaryEdit

  • Jeramey Anderson, state representative[12]

Primary resultsEdit

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jeramey Anderson 14,560 100.0
Total votes 14,560 100.0

Republican primaryEdit

Primary resultsEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steven Palazzo (incumbent) 30,270 70.5
Republican E. Brian Rose 12,664 29.5
Total votes 42,934 100.0

General electionEdit

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Jeramey
Anderson (D)
Steven
Palazzo (R)
Undecided
Triumph Campaigns July 30–31, 2018 525 ± 3.5% 37% 54% 10%

ResultsEdit

Mississippi's 4th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steven Palazzo (incumbent) 152,633 68.2
Democratic Jeramey Anderson 68,787 30.8
Reform Lajena Sheets 2,312 1.0
Total votes 223,732 100.0
Republican hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://history.house.gov/Institution/Election-Statistics/Election-Statistics/
  2. ^ Johnson, Cheryl L. (February 28, 2019). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 2018". Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "Meet the scientists running to transform Congress in 2018". Science | AAAS. 2018-02-20. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  4. ^ Pender, Geoff; Berry, Deborah (January 4, 2018). "Harper won't seek re-election". The Clarion-Ledger. Jackson, Mississippi. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  5. ^ "Democrat Michael Evans joins crowd of Republicans running for Congress". The Clarion Ledger. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  6. ^ "State lawmaker, Magee businesswoman announce run for Congress". The Clarion Ledger. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  7. ^ "Morgan Dunn seeks Congressional seat". Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  8. ^ "District Attorney Michael Guest running for Congress to replace Gregg Harper in #MS03". The Clarion Ledger. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  9. ^ "Whit Hughes jumps into race to replace U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper". The Clarion Ledger. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  10. ^ "International businessman running for 3rd District congressional seat". The Clarion Ledger. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  11. ^ "Sixth candidate qualifies for 3rd District U.S. House seat". The Clarion Ledger. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  12. ^ "Jeramey Anderson, youngest state legislator, announces bid for Congress | Mississippi Today". mississippitoday.org. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  13. ^ Elliott, David. "Congressional candidate releases documents on Rep. Palazzo's military record". Retrieved 2018-04-15.

External linksEdit

Official campaign websites for first district candidates
Official campaign websites for second district candidates
Official campaign websites for third district candidates
Official campaign websites for fourth district candidates