Mississippi

5 seats: 2R, 3D     R 55

Ronnie Shows' victory in a Republican-leaning seat race was surprising in a state where in 1996 the projected Republican performance rose in all districts. Thanks to Shows' win and Gene Taylor's success in his heavily Republican district, Democrats have a majority of seats, but may be hard-pressed to keep it. (NOTE: Mike Parker changed parties in 1995 in the 4th district.)

  1. Roger Wicker (R), 1994 Landslide
  '98: 67 '96: 68 '94: 63 ['92: D 59] R 57
 
  2. Bennie Thompson (D), 1993 Landslide
  '98: 71 U '96: 60 '94: 54 ['92: D 76]   D 63
 
  3. Chip Pickering (R), 1996 Landslide
  '98: 85 U '96: 61 ['94: D 68 '92: D 81] R 63
 
  4. Ronnie Shows (D), 1998 Vulnerable
  '98: 53 ['96: R 61 '94: D 68 '92: D 67]   R 53
 
  5. Gene Taylor (D), 1989 Comfortable*
  '98: 78 '96: 58 '94: 60 '92: 63 R 64
 

Mississippi's results 1982 to 1998
Facts in Focus for Mississippi 1982 to 1998
 


 
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