Republicans outnumber Democrats in legislative races
Numbers alone indicate that Republicans are likely to maintain control of the Mississippi Legislature in the coming term.
Democrats are running for only slightly more than half the seats in the House and Senate, while Republicans are running for a larger number.
The Mississippi House has 122 seats. Republicans are running for 80, Democrats are running for 68, a Libertarian is running for one and independent candidates are running for 12.
The state Senate has 52 seats. Republicans are running for 38, Democrats are running for 28, a Libertarian is running for one and independent candidates are running for two.
Party primaries are in August, the general election is in November and the four-year term begins in January.