Mississippi's 2nd congressional district

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Mississippi's 2nd congressional district
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Mississippi's 2nd congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Bennie Thompson
DBolton
Area14,519.68 sq mi (37,605.8 km2)
Distribution
  • 62.67% urban
  • 37.33% rural
Population (2019)692,452[1]
Median income$37,372[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+14[3]

Mississippi's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Mississippi. The district is in almost all of western Mississippi. It includes most of Jackson, Greenville and Vicksburg, Clarksdale, Greenwood, and Clinton. The district's border goes along the Mississippi River. The people who live in the district elect a person to represent the district in the United States House of Representatives. The district's current representative is Democrat Bennie Thompson.

Election history[change | change source]

2000[change | change source]

2000 United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi: District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bennie Thompson (Incumbent) 112,777 65.07
Republican Hardy Caraway 54,090 31.21
Libertarian William G. Chipman 4,305 2.48
Reform Lee F. Dilworth 2,135 1.23
Turnout 173,307
Majority 58,687 33.86

2002[change | change source]

2002 United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi: District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bennie Thompson (Incumbent) 89,913 55.14 -9.93
Republican Clinton B. LeSueur 69,711 42.75 +11.54
Reform Lee F. Dilworth 3,426 2.10 +0.87
Turnout 163,050
Majority 20,202 12.39

2004[change | change source]

2004 United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi: District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bennie Thompson (Incumbent) 154,626 58.38 +3.24
Republican Clinton B. LeSueur 107,647 40.64 -2.11
Reform Shawn O'Hara 2,596 0.98 -1.12
Turnout 264,869
Majority 46,979 17.74

2006[change | change source]

2006 United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi: District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bennie Thompson (Incumbent) 100,168 64.27 +5.89
Republican Yvonne R. Brown 55,672 35.73 -4.91
Turnout 155,832
Majority 44,496 28.55

2008[change | change source]

2008 United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi: District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bennie Thompson (Incumbent) 201,606 69.05 +4.78
Republican Richard Cook 90,364 30.95 -4.78
Turnout 291,970
Majority 111,242 38.10

2010[change | change source]

2010 United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi: District 2
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bennie Thompson (Incumbent) 105,327 61.47
Republican Bill Marcy 64,499 37.64
Reform Ashley Norwood 1,530 0.89
Total votes 171,356 100.00
Democratic hold

2012[change | change source]

2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi: District 2
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bennie Thompson (Incumbent) 214,978 67.13
Republican Bill Marcy 99,160 30.96
Independent Cobby Williams 4,605 1.44
Reform Lajena Williams 1,501 0.47
Total votes 320,244 100.00
Democratic hold

2014[change | change source]

2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi: District 2
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bennie Thompson (Incumbent) 100,688 67.7
Independent Troy Ray 36,465 24.5
Reform Shelley Shoemake 11,493 7.7
Total votes 148,646 100.00
Democratic hold

2016[change | change source]

2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi: District 2
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bennie Thompson (Incumbent) 192,343 67.1
Republican John Bouie II 83,542 29.1
Independent Troy Ray 6,918 2.4
Reform Johnny McLeod 3,823 1.3
Total votes 286,626 100.00
Democratic hold

2018[change | change source]

2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi: District 2
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bennie Thompson (Incumbent) 158,921 71.8
Independent Troy Ray 48,104 21.7
Reform Irving Harris 14,354 6.5
Total votes 221,379 100.00
Democratic hold

2020[change | change source]

2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi: District 2
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bennie Thompson (Incumbent) 196,331 66.2
Republican Brian Flowers 101,037 33.9
Total votes 297,368 100.00
Democratic hold

References[change | change source]

  1. https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=28&cd=02
  2. https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=28&cd=02
  3. "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.