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To all Kossacks:  Please take note that these Congressional District Information Diaries are not meant to evaluate whether or not the districts are beatable.  They are meant for Kossacks and others to share information on any knowledge they have on the districts.  

There have been recent Congressional District Information diaries where Kos user comments are talking about "how this person will never be beaten," or "even a scandal wouldn't change anyone's minds."  To be frank, we're not looking for this kind of feedback.  We want real, inside information about the Congressional Districts we cover in our diaries.

We'd like to reach out to any of you Kossacks from Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District for information.  Feel free to add your understanding of the communities, issues, etc.  

This isn't going to be much of a diary.  You can add anything you want about Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District.  Keep in mind this diary is just for information purposes.  Let's not get too carried away with whether or not any of these Knowledge Democrats information gathering diaries mean the Congressional districts in questions are winnable by Democrats or not.  Were here to assess districts across the country, no matter how "deep reed" or "red" or Republican-occupied they are.

What issues directly affect people in Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District?  My colleague Augustin and I are working on the Knowledge Democrats project and I've started working on a wiki page for the 3rd congressional district in order to assist in our long term efforts to promote progressive candidates in that district, whether at the local, state or federal level.  We understand this district may in fact have a bit conservative constituency but we're looking to reach out to any Kossacks, Democrats or progressives in the state anyway.  It helps for long-term planning.

We also know that the current representative of the district is Gregg Harper, who ran against a Democratic challenger Joel Gill in 2010 but did not have a Democratic challenger in 2012.

U.S. House, Mississippi, District 3 General Election, 2012
Party    Candidate    Vote %    Votes
        Republican    Gregg Harper Incumbent    80%    234,717
        Reform     John Luke Pannell    20%    58,605

Total Votes:  293,322
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
http://www.sos.ms.gov/...

Also, taking politics out of the equation, let others know if you've been to Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District and can point out some good restaurants, venues and places to spend time in there.

So far, we only have the basic information.  What issues should be documented? What important links / articles / information should be added to the wiki page?

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    Odysseus, mdmslle

    I used to live in the 3rd and now live in the 4th district.  There are very Democratic parts of the 3rd district but it also includes Rankin County and other heavy Republican voting areas.  This district was created to guarntee a Republican victory.  Since it was created, every other district in our state has had a Democratic Rep for at least a term.  But not this district.

    With that said the Democratic voters in this district must be supported so that we can turn them out to stay close in statewide races and because local elections are so important.  (Got to take back the State House of Representatives)  Party building is vital and there are some strong county party organizations even in this deep red district.

    Hey! glad to see you. Hope you are doing well.

    by deedogg on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 03:30:33 PM PDT

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