National wave of anti-everything swept through Mississippi
Unless your name was Bennie Thompson, November’s midterm elections in Mississippi were a bad time to be a Democratic incumbent.
First District Rep. Travis Childers, D-Booneville, lost after serving only one term. Gene Taylor, D-Bay St. Louis, lost after having represented the Fourth District for more than 20 years.
Childers and Taylor both lost to Republican state legislators.
The midterms left Mississippi with only one Democratic congressman — that would be Thompson, who appears unbeatable. Taylor’s defeat was a perfect example of the dangers Democrats faced. His conservative voting record was not enough to undo his vote for Nancy Pelosi.
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