The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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Mississippi

mississippi-stampIncumbent: Phil Bryant (R)

Filing Deadline: March 1, 2011

Primary Election: August 2. 2011
General Election: November 8, 2011

STATUS: OPEN SEAT
RATING: Lean Republican Retention

MOST RECENT ELECTION RESULTS:
2003 Result: Barbour defeats Musgrave, 53-46%
2007 Result:
Barbour defeats Eaves, 58-42%

Mississippi Gubernatorial Headlines

Democrats:
Johnny Dupree
John Arthur Eaves
Bill Luckett
William Waller

Republicans:
Phil Bryant
Dave Dennis               Web Site
Hudson Holliday
Delbert Hosemann
Amy Tuck

Political Web Sites:
Jackson Jambalaya
Y’all Politics

PollWatch:
Public Policy Polling: Toss up on Mississippi ‘Personhood’ Amendment (11/6/11)
Public Policy Polling: Republicans set to win Mississippi gubernatorial race (3/30/11)
Public Policy Polling: Mixed news for Barbour (3/29/11)