The Green Papers: Mississippi 2014 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2014. Find 2015 elections here.
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 3 June 2014
✓ Primary Runoff (US Senate Class 2 R, US House CD 3 D): Tuesday 24 June 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Saturday 1 March 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 3 June 2014 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) to 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC).
Tuesday 24 June 2014 - Primary Runoff (US Senate Class 2 R, US House CD 3 D). Polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) to 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC).
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a CST (1300 UTC) to 7:00p CST (0100 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:2,978,240 (0.96% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:6(1.12% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
Capital:Jackson
 

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Mississippi State and Local Government

Mississippi 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


If no candidate receives a majority of the vote in a partisan primary, the two top vote-getters proceed to a runoff. The candidate who receives the most votes in the runoff (aka second primary) shall be nominated as a Party's candidate for the office.

To win a State-based statewide office in the General election, a candidate must receive 50% or more of the vote and carry 62 or more of the 122 House districts. Otherwise, the House chooses between the top two vote-getters in January.


Mississippi 3 June 2014 primary contests proceeding to runoff: If no candidate receives a majority of the vote in a partisan primary, the two top vote-getters proceed to a 24 June runoff.

  • U.S. Senate Class 2 Republican: state Senator Christopher Brian "Chris" McDaniel (49%) v. Senator Thad Cochran (49%). Cochran won the 24 June runoff with 51% of the vote.
  • U.S. House CD 3 Democratic: Douglas MacArthur "Doug" Magee (47%) v Dennis C. Quinn (38%). Magee won the 24 June runoff with 52% of the vote.

2014 election certified returns as of 2 December 2014 from the Mississippi Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator Roger F. Wicker
Appointed 31 December 2007 to fill the vacancy caused by the 18 December 2007 resignation of Senator Trent Lott. First elected in a special election: 4 November 2008. Re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator Roger F. Wicker
FEC S8MS00196

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator Thad Cochran
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1978; re-elected: 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 24 June 2014 Runoff
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 378,481 59.90% Senator Thad Cochran
FEC S8MS00055; 24 Nov 14; Tot $6,890,354; Dsb $7,315,002
  Candidate Democratic 239,439 37.89% former Congressman Travis W. Childers
First elected to the U.S. House in a special election 13 May 2008 (re: the appointment of Congressman Roger Wicker to the U.S. Senate Class 1 seat). Re-elected 2008. Unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 2010.

FEC S4MS00138; 24 Nov 14; Tot $673,468; Dsb $665,724
  Candidate Reform 13,938 2.21% Shawn O'Hara
FEC S4MS00062
Total 631,858 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2011, 2015. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime, All Governors

  Republican Governor Phil Bryant
First elected: 2011
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2015
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2011, 2015

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves
First elected: 2011
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2015

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Republican (3 Renominated);
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Patrick Alan "Alan" Nunnelee
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 102,622 67.91% Congressman Patrick Alan "Alan" Nunnelee
FEC H0MS01043; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,011,398; Dsb $726,186
  Candidate Democratic 43,713 28.93% Ron E. Dickey
FEC H4MS01110; 15 Oct 14; Tot $5,945; Dsb $4,174
  Candidate Libertarian 3,830 2.53% Danny Bedwell
FEC H2MS01114; 24 Nov 14; Tot $13,870; Dsb $13,355
  Candidate Reform 946 0.63% Lajena Walley
FEC H4MS01128
Total 151,111 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Bennie G. Thompson
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected in Special Election, 13 April 1993, re: resignation of Congressman Mike Espy, 21 January 1993
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 100,688 67.74% Congressman Bennie G. Thompson
FEC H4MS02068; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,189,662; Dsb $1,108,508
  Candidate Independent 36,465 24.53% Troy Ray
FEC H4MS02183
  Candidate Reform 11,493 7.73% Shelley Shoemake
FEC H4MS02191
Total 148,646 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Gregg Harper
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 117,771 68.89% Congressman Gregg Harper
FEC H8MS03067; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,307,403; Dsb $781,825
  Candidate Democratic 47,744 27.93% Douglas MacArthur "Doug" Magee
won Runoff, 24 June 2014

FEC H4MS00013; 31 Mar 14; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Independent 3,890 2.28% Roger Gerrard
FEC H4MS03058
  Candidate Reform 1,541 0.90% Barbara Dale Washer
FEC H4MS01102
Total 170,946 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Steven McCarty Palazzo
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 108,776 69.92% Congressman Steven McCarty Palazzo
FEC H0MS04120; 24 Nov 14; Tot $968,944; Dsb $1,155,547
  Candidate Democratic 37,869 24.34% Matthew Ryan "Matt" Moore, Sr.
FEC H2MS04225
  Candidate Independent 3,684 2.37% Cindy Burleson
FEC H2MS04209
  Candidate Libertarian 3,473 2.23% Joseph A. "Joey" Robinson, Jr.
FEC H4MS04148; 15 Oct 14; Tot $9,999; Dsb $9,581
  Candidate Reform 917 0.59% Eli "Sarge" Jackson
FEC H4MS04155
  Candidate Independent 857 0.55% Edward Donald "Ed" Reich
FEC H4MS04106
Total 155,576 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2011, 2015

  Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann
First elected: 2007; re-elected: 2011
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2015

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2011, 2015

  Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood
First elected: 2003; re-elected: 2007, 2011
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2015

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2011, 2015

  Republican Treasurer Lynn Fitch
First elected: 2011
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2015

Auditor of Public Accounts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2011, 2015

  Republican Auditor of Public Accounts Stacey E. Pickering
First elected: 2007; re-elected: 2011
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2015

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2011, 2015

  Republican Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith
First elected: 2011
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2015

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2011, 2015

  Republican Insurance Commissioner Michael Jackson "Mike" Chaney
First elected: 2007; re-elected: 2011
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2015
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 5 candidates
  Republican: 12 incumbents, 5 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
  Reform (affiliates): 5 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 4 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Mississippi Secretary of State
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Mississippi House of Representatives
  Mississippi State Legislature
  Mississippi State Senate
Democratic
  Mississippi Democratic Party
  Mississippi Democratic Party (appears to be an older website)
Republican
  Mississippi Republican Party
Third Party
  Green Party of Mississippi
  Justice Party of Mississippi
  Libertarian Party of Mississippi
  Mississippi Right to Life
  The Constitution Party of Mississippi
  The Unity Party of Mississippi
Media & others
  djournal.com - Journal Publishing - Tupelo
  Jackson Free Press
  Madison County Journal - Ridgeland
  Magnolia Report
  Mississippi Business Journal
  NewsLink.org - Mississippi
  Picayune Item
  Politics1.com - Mississippi
  The Clarion-Ledger - Jackson
  The Democrat - Senatobia
  The Fayette Chronicle
  The Jackson Advocate - Jackson
  The Natchez Democrat
  The Neshoba Democrat - Philadelphia
  The Sun-Herald - Biloxi
  The Vicksburg Post
  WAPT TV - ABC - Jackson
  WCBI TV - CBS - Columbus
  WJTV TV - CBS - Jackson
  WLBT TV - NBC - Jackson
  WLOX TV - ABC - Biloxi - Gulfport - Pascagoula
  WTOK TV - ABC - Meridian
  Y'all Politics

 


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  114th U.S. Senate Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Gubernatorial Popular Vote by Party  
  114th U.S. House Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less  
  Contests Where No Candidate Received a Majority  
 
  Some key races to watch coming out of the USA Elections of Tuesday 4 November 2014  
 
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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2012  
2012 CONGRESSIONAL Political Party Breakdown by SECTION and Region
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History
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