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Mississippi's 2nd congressional district
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Current Representative Bennie Thompson (D)
Population (2006) 711,164
Median income $26,894
Ethnicity 35.0% White, 63.5% Black, 0.4% Asian, 1.2% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% other
Cook PVI D+12

Mississippi's second congressional district (MS-2) is the only majority-black district in the state, covering much of western Mississippi. The district includes most of Jackson as well as the cities of Clarksdale, Greenville, Greenwood, Clinton and Vicksburg. The district is approximately 275 miles (443 km) long, 180 miles (290 km) wide and borders the Mississippi River.

From statehood to the election of 1846, Mississippi elected representatives at-large statewide on a general ticket.

Its current representative is Democrat Bennie Thompson.

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Election Results

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2008

United States House election, 2008: Mississippi District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bennie G. Thompson 201,606 69.05 +4.78
Republican Richard Cook 90,364 30.95 -4.78
Turnout 291,970
Majority 111,242 38.10

2006

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

2004

United States House election, 2004: Mississippi District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bennie G. Thompson 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

2002

United States House election, 2002: Mississippi District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bennie G. Thompson 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

2000

United States House election, 2000: Mississippi District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bennie G. Thompson 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

List of representatives

Name Years of Service Party District Home Notes
District created March 4, 1847
Winfield S. Featherston March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1851 Democratic
John A. Wilcox March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1853 Unionist
William T. S. Barry March 4, 1853 - March 3, 1855 Democratic
Hendley S. Bennett March 4, 1855 - March 3, 1857 Democratic
Reuben Davis March 4, 1857 - January 12, 1861 Democratic Withdrew
Civil War and Reconstruction
Joseph L. Morphis February 23, 1870 - March 3, 1873 Republican
Albert R. Howe March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1875 Republican
G. Wiley Wells March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1877 Independent Republican
Van H. Manning March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1883 Democratic
Vacant March 4, 1883 - June 25, 1884
James R. Chalmers June 25, 1884 - March 3, 1885 Independent Seated after contested election with Van H. Manning
James B. Morgan March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1891 Democratic
John C. Kyle March 4, 1891 - March 3, 1897 Democratic
William V. Sullivan March 4, 1897 - May 31, 1898 Democratic Appointed U.S. Senator
Vacant May 31, 1898 - July 5, 1898
Thomas Spight July 5, 1898 - March 3, 1911 Democratic
Hubert D. Stephens March 4, 1911 - March 3, 1921 Democratic
Bill G. Lowrey March 4, 1921 - March 3, 1929 Democratic
Wall Doxey March 4, 1929 - September 23, 1941 Democratic Elected to U.S. Senate
Vacant September 23, 1941 - November 4, 1941
Jamie Whitten November 4, 1941 - January 3, 1973 Democratic Redistricted to the 1st district
David Bowen January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1983 Democratic
William Franklin January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1987 Republican
Mike Espy January 3, 1987 - January 22, 1993 Democratic Resigned after being appointed as United States Secretary of Agriculture
Vacant January 22, 1993 - April 13, 1993
Bennie Thompson April 13, 1993 - Present Democratic Incumbent

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