Mississippi - U.S. House, District 1

as of November 1

The Candidates

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Travis Childers

  • Democrat (Incumbent)
  • Birthdate: March 29, 1958
  • Residence: Booneville, MS

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Alan Nunnelee

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: October 9, 1958
  • Residence: Tupelo, MS

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Previous Results

    Mississippi U.S. House (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Travis Childers DEM 185,959 54.5%
    Greg Davis REP 149,818 43.9%
    Wally Pang IND 3,736 1.1%
    John Wages GRE 1,876 0.5%

    U.S. President: Mississippi (2008)

    Data reflect statewide results.
    Candidate Party Votes %
    John McCain REP 724,597 56.2%
    Barack Obama DEM 554,662 43%
    Ralph Nader IND 4,011 0.3%
    Chuck Baldwin CON 2,551 0.2%
    Bob Barr LIB 2,529 0.2%
    Cynthia McKinney GRE 1,034 0.1%
    Ted Weill REF 481 0%

    district Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Nov 1, 2010

New NPR Rating

Lean-R (was Toss-up)

    Sep 8, 2010

    Childers Tries To Fight Off Challenge

    Travis Childers won this GOP seat in a special 2008 election when the Republican incumbent, Roger Wicker, was appointed to fill Trent Lott's Senate seat. Both Childers and his opponent were conservatives, but voters were turned off to the tactics of his Republican rival, who tried to tie Childers to Barack Obama and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. His opponent this year, state Sen. Alan Nunnelee, is applying similar tactics, linking Childers to Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi. -Ken Rudin

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