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Mississippi 1st District

Candidates

Travis Childers*

Travis Childers* (D)*

Bio | Campaign Site

Greg Davis

Greg Davis (R)

Bio | Campaign Site

Mississippi Snapshot

RCP House Ranking: Leans Dem

Presidential Race: Obama (D) vs. McCain (R)
Senate Race: Musgrove (D) vs. Wicker (R)*
Competitive House Races: MS-01

Race Summary

It was Childers' win in a special election in June that panicked Republicans. In November, Childers will face Southaven Mayor Greg Davis (R), the same opponent he beat earlier this year. McCain and Senator Roger Wicker will win the Tupelo-based district, forcing Davis to try to tie Childers to national, and much more liberal, Democrats. That avenue of attack is successful at times, but it didn't work against Childers this Spring.

Previous Election Results

House
2008*: Childers (D) 54, Davis (R) 46
2006: Wicker (R) 66, Hurt (D) 34
2004: Wicker (R) 79, Washer (Reform) 21
2002: Wicker (R) 71, Weathers (D) 24

President
2004: Bush (R) 62, Kerry (D) 37
2000: Bush (R) 59, Gore (D) 40

All Commentary & News Stories

- GOP Stunned By Loss in Mississippi - Reid Wilson, RealClearPolitics

- Why GOP's Mississippi House Loss Resonates - Tom Curry, MSNBC

- Dems Grab Another GOP Seat - John Nichols, The Nation

- GOP Troubles: A Mississippi Microcosm? - Richard Cohen, National Journal

- Mississippi Special: Why Childers Won - Stuart Rothenberg, Roll Call