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United States Senate election in Mississippi, 2008

 

United States Senate election in Mississippi, 2008

United States Senate election in Mississippi, 2008

November 4, 2008

 
Nominee Thad Cochran Erik Fleming
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 766,111 480,915
Percentage 61.4% 38.6%

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Thad Cochran
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Thad Cochran
Republican

The 2008 United States Senate election in Mississippi was held on November 4, 2008. The seat was regularly scheduled for election, unlike the special election taking place on the same day. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran won re-election to a sixth term.

Candidates

Democratic

Republican

Predictions

CQ Politics rated the race as 'Safe Republican'.[1] The Cook Political Report considered it 'Solid Republican'.[2] The Rothenberg Political Report considered it a 'Safe Republican'.[3]

Polling

Poll Source Dates administered Fleming Cochran
Rasmussen Reports June 26, 2008 32% 59%
Rasmussen Reports May 27, 2008 35% 58%

Results

General election results[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Thad Cochran 766,111 61.44% -23.2
Democratic Erik Fleming 480,915 38.56% n/a
Majority 285,196
Turnout 1,247,026
Republican hold Swing


References

  1. ^ Mississippi, U.S. Senate CQ Politics
  2. ^ 2008 Senate Race Ratings The Cook Political Report, September 18, 2008
  3. ^ 2008 Senate Ratings The Rothenberg Political Report, July 19, 2008
  4. ^ "US Senate Election Official Certification".  

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