The Green Papers: Mississippi 2019 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 6 August 2019
✓ Primary Runoff (Gov-R and Attorney General-R): Tuesday 27 August 2019
✓ General Election: Tuesday 5 November 2019
Friday 1 March 2019 - Filing deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 6 August 2019 - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 27 August 2019 - Primary Runoff (Gov-R and Attorney General-R). Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 5 November 2019 - 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 2020 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.


2019 Candidate Qualifying List from the Mississippi State Board of Elections.
2019 Candidates To File from the Mississippi Republican Party.
Republican Primary Runoff Sample Ballot.


27 August 2019 Run-off Election results from a media source.

5 November 2019 General Election results from a Media source.

5 November 2019 General Election returns from the Mississippi Secretary of State. A.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th 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, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Roger F. Wicker
FEC S8MS00196

Class 2 Republican Senator  Cindy Hyde-Smith
Appointed: 1 April 2018 [re: the resignation of Senator Thad Cochran (Republican)]; first elected in a Special Election: 27 November 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Jensen Bohren
FEC S8MS00220
  Candidate Democratic     former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Michael "Mike" Espy
FEC S8MS00287; 30 Sep 19; Tot $99,803; Dsb $262,871
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Cindy Hyde-Smith
FEC S8MS00261; 30 Sep 19; Tot $983,297; Dsb $453,878
  Candidate Republican     Josh Randle
  
Senator Thad Cochran (Republican), who was first elected in 1978; and re-elected in 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, and 2014, announced his intention to resign from the U.S. Senate effective 1 April 2018 "... I regret my health has become an ongoing challenge ..."
On 21 March 2018, Governor Phil Bryant (Republican) announced that upon Senator Cochran's resignation, he will appoint state Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith (Republican) to the Senate Class 2 Seat.
1 April 2018: Senator Thad Cochran resigns.
3 April 2018: Governor Phil Bryant (Republican) set 6 November 2018 as the date for the Special U.S. Senate election. If no one receives a majority in the primary, the top 2 vote getters proceed to a 27 November non-partisan runoff. For special elections, all candidates run in a non-partisan primary. Party labels do not appear on the ballot.
6 November 2018: Since no candidate received a majority of the vote in the General Election, there will be a Tuesday 27 November 2018 non-partisan runoff between Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (Republican) and former Congressman Alphonso Michael "Mike" Espy (Democratic).
27 November 2018: Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (Republican) is elected.
30 May 2019: former Senator Thad Cochran (Republican), 81, passed away.

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
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.
 Candidate list (4)
  Elected Republican 449,655 52.13% Lieutenant Governor  Tate Reeves
3 January 2019: Running for Governor in 2019.
6 August 2019: Received 49% in the primary. Proceeds to 27 August Runoff.
27 August 2019: Won the run-off with 54%.
  Candidate Democratic 402,131 46.62% Attorney General  Jim Hood
1 October 2018: Will run for Governor in 2019.
  Candidate Independent 8,245 0.96% David R. "Big Dave" Singletary
  Candidate Constitution 2,517 0.29% Bob Hickingbottom
Total 862,548 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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.
3 January 2019: Running for Governor in 2019.
5 November 2019: Won the Gubernatorial election.
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 512,503 60.20% Secretary of State  Delbert Hosemann
8 March 2018: Running for Lieutenant Governor in 2019.
  Candidate Democratic 338,808 39.80% state Representative  Jay Hughes
Total 851,311 100.00%  

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Republican (3 Undetermined);
1 Democratic (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman  John Trent "Trent" Kelly
First elected in a Special Election: 2 June 2015 (re: death of Congressman Patrick Alan "Alan" Nunnelee).
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman Bennie G. Thompson
First elected in Special Election, 13 April 1993, re: resignation of Congressman Mike Espy, 21 January 1993
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman  Michael Patrick Guest
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Michael Patrick Guest
FEC H8MS03125; 30 Sep 19; Tot $295,570; Dsb $168,949
  Candidate Republican     Austin James "James" Tulp
FEC H0MS03072

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman  Steven McCarty Palazzo
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Carl Boyanton
FEC H0MS04161
  Candidate Republican     Samuel James Hickman
FEC H0MS04153; 30 Sep 19; Tot $3,535; Dsb $1,172
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Steven McCarty Palazzo
FEC H0MS04120; 30 Sep 19; Tot $296,398; Dsb $271,694

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Secretary of State  Delbert Hosemann
First elected: 2007; re-elected: 2011, 2015
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2019
Open Seat - 8 March 2018: Running for Lieutenant Governor in 2019.
5 November 2019: Won the Lieutenant Governor's election.
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 499,964 59.11% state Senator  Michael Watson
  Candidate Democratic 345,879 40.89% former Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree
Total 845,843 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Attorney General  Jim Hood
First elected: 2003; re-elected: 2007, 2011, 2015
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2019
Open Seat - 1 October 2018: Running for Governor in 2019.
5 November 2019: Lost General Election for Governor.
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 496,434 58.06% Treasurer  Lynn Fitch
6 August 2019: Received 44% in the primary. Proceeds to 27 August Runoff.
27 August 2019: Won the run-off with 52%.
  Candidate Democratic 358,599 41.94% Jennifer Riley Collins
Total 855,033 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2015, 2019

Seat up for regular election Republican Treasurer  Lynn Fitch
First elected: 2011; re-elected: 2015.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2019
14 March 2018: Announced she would run for Attorney General in 2019.
5 November 2019: Won the Attorney General's election.
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 517,403 60.99% David McRae
  Candidate Democratic 330,940 39.01% former Bolton Town Alderwoman Addie Lee Green
Total 848,343 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Auditor of Public Accounts  Shadrack "Shad" White
• Re-elected Tuesday 5 November 2019
Appointed 6 July 2018 [re: 15 July resignation of Stacey E. Pickering]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2019
Renominated
 Candidate list (1)
  Elected Republican     Auditor of Public Accounts  Shadrack "Shad" White
 6 July 2018: Governor Phil Bryant (Republican) appointed Shad White (Republican) to fill the remainder of the term when the office becomes vacant.
Auditor of Public Accounts Stacey E. Pickering (Republican), who was first elected in 2007 and re-elected in 2011 and 2015, resigned on 15 July 2018 to become head of the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board.

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce  Andy Gipson
• Re-elected Tuesday 5 November 2019
Appointed: 2 April 2018 [re: resignation of Cindy Hyde-Smith (Republican) who was appointed by Governor Phil Bryant (Republican) to the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat.]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2019
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 498,243 58.96% Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce  Andy Gipson
  Candidate Democratic 346,750 41.04% Rickey L. Cole
Total 844,993 100.00%  
 21 March 2018: Governor Phil Bryant (Republican) announced that upon Senator Thad Cochran's (Republican) 1 April resigation, he will appoint state Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith (Republican) to the Senate Class 2 Seat.
2 April 2018: Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith (Republican), who was first elected in 2011 and re-elected in 2015, resigned.
29 March 2018: Governor Phil Bryant (Republican) named state Representative Andy Gipson (Republican) as Mississippi's Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce. He will serve the remainder of the current term which ends in January 2020.
2 April 2018: Andy Gipson is sworn as Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce.

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Insurance Commissioner  Michael Jackson "Mike" Chaney
• Re-elected Tuesday 5 November 2019
First elected: 2007; re-elected: 2011, 2015
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2019
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 521,526 61.50% Insurance Commissioner  Michael Jackson "Mike" Chaney
  Candidate Democratic 326,472 38.50% Robert E. Amos
Total 847,998 100.00%  
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 9 candidates
  Republican: 12 incumbents, 16 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
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)
  The Mississippi Democratic Party
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
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