Mississippi House Races

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Democratic U.S. Representatives Bennie Thompson and Gene Taylor
shrugged off challenges and solidified their bases by defeating
Republican challengers who sharply criticized their records.

Republican U.S. Representatives Roger Wicker of Tupelo and Chip
Pickering of Madison County easily won reelection. They breezed
past candidates who ran low-profile campaigns.

In north Mississippi's 1st District, Wicker's only opponent was
the Reform Party's Barbara Dale Washer.

In the 2nd District that stretches through the Delta and into parts of Jackson, Thompson of Bolton won his second consecutive race against Republican Clinton B. LeSueur of Greenville.

In the 3rd District, which stretches from southwest Mississippi through the Jackson suburbs and into the east-central part of the state, Pickering's opponents were the Reform Party's Lamonica L. Magee and independent Jim Giles.

In south Mississippi's 4th District, Taylor of Bay St. Louis defeated Republican Mike Lott of Petal, a state House member for the past five years.