Thompson Faces Two Challengers

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Mississippi's longest-serving current member of Congress faces two challengers Nov. 6. Democrat Bennie Thompson of Bolton has held the 2nd District seat since 1993.

He faces the same Republican he defeated two years ago, Bill Marcy of Vicksburg. Also running this year is independent Cobby Mondale Williams of Canton.

The 2nd District includes most of Jackson and stretches through the Delta and 200 miles along the Mississippi River, from Tunica County in the north to Jefferson County in the south.

The district has three new counties this year: Panola, Yalobusha and Grenada. It also has all of Leake County instead of a portion.

Thompson has the most campaign cash. Marcy and Williams say Thompson has done too little to help one of the poorest congressional district in the nation.