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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