Mississippi Part of GOP 'Wave'

By: Lindsey Brown Email
By: Lindsey Brown Email

Mississippi voters chose Republican challengers over Democratic incumbents in north and south Mississippi in Tuesday's voting.

The state has now gone from having three Democratic congressmen and one Republican to just the opposite.

All people could do Tuesday night was sit back and watch this complete shift in Mississippi's national representation. Many people watched the election coverage in disbelief.

Political science professor, Dr. Kathy Baxter, says what we saw in Mississippi's results was exactly what we saw on the national level, a Republican momentum that turned out to be even stronger than predicted.

"They were seeing something very unique in American politics, the biggest changeover in party control in the House that has taken place in over a hundred years," said Baxter. "And I think if you look at it historically beyond that, it's probably the biggest changeover percentage-wise."

Baxter says she is also surprised to see that the Democratic candidate in the Third District, Joel Gill, got as many votes as he did against incumbent Gregg Harper.

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  • by jim on Nov 8, 2010 at 06:30 PM
    I'm not a democrat, I'm not a republican, I'm not a member of the tea party. I'm an AMERICAN it's time we started thinking like AMERICANS, and stop acting like the bickering bunch of babies, that we see on the t.v. every day.
  • by Peabody Location: Zero on Nov 6, 2010 at 10:45 PM
    Just a couple of comments. Anyone should be able to get health insurance if they are willing to pay a reasonable price but should not be forced to. I pay about a fourth of my pay to buy my wife health insurance so that if she has what could be something deadly she could get it treated. It's a choice I make and think everyone should have that choice. I can also choose not to cover her and know that if I don't have the cash to pay for something I can watch her die of something curable. I think everyone deserves that choice. NAFTA how stupid. What did it do but send manufacturing jobs out of this country causing the loss of jobs at the lowest to great paying jobs out of the country. Terrorism. Quit fighting these wars and just kill the idiots where we find them. Do we really care if we __ somebody like Yemen? I know I simplified things but maybe that's the direction we need to be taking. Keep up with the way your representatives vote not election __.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 6, 2010 at 07:57 AM
    ok fact time Bush largest spent 300 billion last term.. DEM & B.O. 4 trillion blockage due to RNC.. 0 every bill he wanted passed what couldn't he used her powers to do it Fact now its you the the people of the US that are too stupid to understand his ideals and your fault it didnt work.. until the beating then its i didnt say it right... now last word is yes will work with rep. as long as they do it my way
  • by Tired of Republican blame Location: Proud Republican on Nov 5, 2010 at 05:49 PM
    For all you Anonymouses who decry the elections were hijacked by the Republican party & that they are anti-O-blame-o, you just don't get it. Bush inherited the deficit. Yes, he created more debt, but O-blame-o tripled it. He created a HC that nobody can pay for & that means YOU! I didn't want it & I don't want to pay for something I don't want! The republicans didn't say no to anything... they didn't have the numbers to do so... the democRATs made every decision & passed every bill. They created UNemployment... O-blame-o didn't do anything in his first year except play golf & party and - oh yeah, pass the HC bill nobody wanted but the DemocRATs which was rammed down the throats of Americans by Pelosi & Reid. I'm glad one of them is gone, now maybe in 12, 2 more will go away. In my prayers every day! Republicans aren't there to fix things, they are trying to stop a runaway government. Don't sit on your behind waiting for a handout. One of these days the government won't have the $$$.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 4, 2010 at 05:22 PM
    Iraq did have WMDs that were supposed to have been destroyed but were not. This is for those of you convinced that a stellar individual like Saddam Hussein would not lie. http://hotair.com/archives/2010/10/24/wikileaks-documents-show-wmds-found-in-iraq/
  • by Anonymous on Nov 4, 2010 at 05:08 PM
    Everthing that President Obama has tried to do to help middle-class America the Republicans have said no. No to healthcare, no to unemployment, no to jobs, no to financial reform, no, no, no. No solution Republicans. Their only agenda is to prevent a second term according to McConnell. What kinda plan is that for those of us who are suffering. If you are not apart of the solution you are a part of the problem. Amnesia. We were in a deep ditch when Obama took office. Bush spent 3 trillion dollars and not one word was said. He inherited a surplus and left a deficit. No one said stop the spending when he gave his buddies trillions to fight a senseless war. Does anyone remember gas nearing $5.00? Does anyone remember hurricane Katrina? Does anyone remember weapons of mass destruction? Does anyone remember the $200 dollar check you got in the mail from Bush? Where did the money go? Even GAO can't find it? Yeah jobs in the morning, we will see. GOP will take the true blame now!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 4, 2010 at 02:24 PM
    We have three Democrats and one Republican right now. The Democrats have had both houses of Congress since 2006 and the White House since 2008. What have they done that's so great for anyone? Obamacare that some of you think is all so great is pushing the cost of health care UP. It won't be free to anyone. Those of you who believe that are the same ones who were easily duped into thinking Barack Obama would make everything fine once he got into office. He's educated, speaks well, is handsome, and is probably likable as a friend and a lot of fun on the golf course. Too bad he doesn't know about governing.
  • by Shelly Location: MS on Nov 4, 2010 at 01:12 PM
    If 29 million didn't exercise their right to vote then that's simply a choice they made. Our country is going downhill daily from decisions made by BOTH parties. For those of us who are glad that the election upheld what we have been tring to tell our President and Congress, we now must hold our newly elected officials to the same standard. If they don't enact real change, then they too must be voted out. And as far as the hijacking statement, WHAT??, how can one hijack an election? I wonder did you vote or are you just complaining?
  • by Parker Location: NC on Nov 4, 2010 at 11:40 AM
    I do not have Health Care but I certainly do not want the Government to decide that I have the excess $1,000 to purchase Obamacare/Fine me if I don't purchase it/ pay up or go to jail for not purchasing the ObamaCare that does not even kick in until 2014. What they do not realize is that if they pass Cap and Trade your electric bill will go up at least $100 per month.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 4, 2010 at 11:25 AM
    Don't worry in 2012 29 million more Americans will speak out.
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