The Green Papers: Mississippi 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 8 March 2016
✓ Runoff: Tuesday 29 March 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 8 March 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CST (1300-0100 UTC).
Tuesday 29 March 2016 - Runoff. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CST (1300-0100 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


The primary is for the Democrats and 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.


For special elections, all candidates run in a non-partisan primary. Party labels do not appear on the ballot. If no one receives a majority in the primary, the top 2 vote getters proceed to a non-partisan runoff.


2016 Candidate List​.


Results from
AP Statewide.


8 November 2016 returns from the Mississippi Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 6 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (7)
  Elected Republican 700,714 57.94% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(6 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Democratic 485,131 40.11% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Libertarian 14,435 1.19% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Constitution 3,987 0.33% Darrell Lane Castle
for Vice President: Scott N. Bradley
FEC P60021102; 28 Nov 16; Tot $71,876; Dsb $67,084
  Candidate Green 3,731 0.31% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Prohibition Party 715 0.06% former Fulton County Pennsylvania Tax Assessor James Arthur "Jim" Hedges
for Vice President: Bill V. Bayes
FEC P60017340
  Candidate American Delta 644 0.05% Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra
for Vice President: Michael Alan Steinberg
FEC P60016342; 31 Dec 16; Tot $8,075,960; Dsb $8,074,914
Total 1,209,357 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th 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 (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Roger F. Wicker
FEC S8MS00196

Class 2 Republican Senator Thad Cochran
First elected: 1978; re-elected: 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Phil Bryant
First elected: 2011; re-elected: 2015.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2019
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Tate Reeves
First elected: 2011; re-elected: 2015.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2019
Open Seat - At term limit.

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Republican (3 Renominated);
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  John Trent "Trent" Kelly
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected in a Special Election: 2 June 2015 (re: death of Congressman Patrick Alan "Alan" Nunnelee).
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 8 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (4) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 206,455 68.72% Congressman  John Trent "Trent" Kelly
FEC H6MS01131; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,104,907; Dsb $914,145
  Candidate Democratic 83,947 27.94% Jacob Aaron Owens
FEC H6MS01263
  Candidate Libertarian 6,181 2.06% Chase F. Wilson
FEC H6MS02154
  Candidate Reform 3,840 1.28% Cathy L. Toole
FEC H6MS01289
Total 300,423 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Bennie G. Thompson
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected in Special Election, 13 April 1993, re: resignation of Congressman Mike Espy, 21 January 1993
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 8 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (4) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 192,343 67.11% Congressman Bennie G. Thompson
FEC H4MS02068; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,021,559; Dsb $1,002,153
  Candidate Republican 83,542 29.15% John Bouie, II
FEC H6MS02162; 31 Dec 16; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Independent 6,918 2.41% Troy Ray
FEC H4MS02183
  Candidate Reform 3,823 1.33% Johnny McLeod
FEC H6MS02170
Total 286,626 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Gregg Harper
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 8 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (4) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 209,490 66.20% Congressman  Gregg Harper
FEC H8MS03067; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,006,725; Dsb $1,103,530
  Candidate Democratic 96,101 30.37% former Magnolia City Alderman Dennis C. Quinn
FEC H4MS03041
  Candidate Veterans Party of America 8,696 2.75% Roger I. Gerrard
FEC H4MS03058
  Candidate Reform 2,158 0.68% Lajena Sheets
FEC H6MS03194
Total 316,445 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Steven McCarty Palazzo
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 8 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (4) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 181,323 65.04% Congressman Steven McCarty Palazzo
FEC H0MS04120; 28 Nov 16; Tot $771,868; Dsb $581,108
  Candidate Democratic 77,505 27.80% Mark Dey Gladney
FEC H6MS04192; 30 Nov 16; Tot $61,077; Dsb $61,077
  Candidate Libertarian 14,687 5.27% Richard Blake "Ric" McCluskey
FEC H6MS04200
  Candidate Reform 5,264 1.89% Shawn O'Hara
FEC H0MS03049
Total 278,779 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019

  Republican Secretary of State  Delbert Hosemann
First elected: 2007; re-elected: 2011, 2015
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2019

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019

  Democratic Attorney General  Jim Hood
First elected: 2003; re-elected: 2007, 2011, 2015
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2019

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019

  Republican Treasurer  Lynn Fitch
First elected: 2011; re-elected: 2015.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2019

Auditor of Public Accounts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019

  Republican Auditor of Public Accounts  Stacey E. Pickering
First elected: 2007; re-elected: 2011, 2015
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2019

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019

  Republican Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce  Cindy Hyde-Smith
First elected: 2011; re-elected: 2015.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2019

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019

  Republican Insurance Commissioner Michael Jackson "Mike" Chaney
First elected: 2007; re-elected: 2011, 2015
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2019
 

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, 6 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
  Reform (affiliates): 4 candidates
Other Third Parties
  American Delta: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Prohibition Party (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Unity
  Veterans Party of America: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
 
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.

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 (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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