WEATHER AUTHORITY : Freeze Warning View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Mississippi legislative races: Republicans outnumber Dems

MGN Online

The following article was authored by The Associated Press.

Posted: Mar 5, 2019 1:19 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Numbers alone show 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 much 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 10.

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.

Candidates' qualifying deadline was Friday. Party primaries are in August, the general election is in November and the four-year term begins in January.

Article Comments

Tupelo
Overcast
38° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 29°
Columbus
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 34°
Oxford
Overcast
32° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 18°
Feels Like: 22°
Starkville
Overcast
41° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 34°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather