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MS-1 - Northern Mississippi including Tupelo.  The red incumbent, Roger Wicker, ran unopposed last time, but Bush carried 62% of the district.  Our guy is Ken Hurt, the chief aide to the Highway Commissioner, previously a political consultant and pollster.  Hmmm... Interesting.  I mean, it's gonna stay Red, but, there might be some fun stuff here.
MS-1: Safe Red.

MS-2 - The West Central portion of the state including Jackson.  Our incumbent, Bennie Thompson, won this one with 58% of the vote, tying Kerry.  The red candidate, Yvonne Brown, a very religious woman, who I think would be pleased that I am telling you is a servant of God first and foremost, and, secondarily, she is on the Tchula Library Board of Directors.  She was voted one of the top 100 most influential African Americans in Mississippi in 2004.  Influential or not, although she raised more money than all the non-incumbent Democratic candidates in Congress combined, she's still got very little COH against a well funded incumbent.  I don't see it happening.
MS-2: Safe Blue.

MS-3 - A gerrymandered district extending from the East Central portion ot he Southwest portion of the state.  The red incumbent, Chip Pickering carried this district with 80%, or 15% better'n W.  We're not running a candidate here, so Pickering gets a bye.
MS-3: Safe Red.

MS-4 - The Southeast portion of the state including the Coast and Hattiesburg.  Our incumbent, Gene Taylor, won this with 64% of the vote, but W carried 68%.  You'd expect the reddies to mount a strong challenge here.  But they didn't.  Their guy is Randy McDonnell, an accountant who has his whole page in CAPITAL LETTERS AND STARTS BY TALKING ABOUT HIS ACCOUNTING FIRM THEN GOES INTO HOW THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS OPPOSE THE EXECUTION OF MURDERERS AND SUPPORT THE ABORTING OF UNBORN BABIES and on and on and on.  I don't know why they didn't run someone better.  Or who could split out his accounting home page from his VOTE FOR ME page, but, all the better for us.
MS-4: Safe Blue.

Originally posted to ultrageek on Wed Oct 18, 2006 at 02:58 PM PDT.

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