LLOYD GRAY Incumbency no longer rules in Mississippi

You know the political world is topsy-turvy when two Mississippi congressional incumbents lose on the same night, as Travis Childers and Gene Taylor did last week.

What Alan Nunnelee and Steven Palazzo pulled off was unprecedented in Mississippi. One incumbent ouster would have been unusual enough.

The last Mississippi incumbent congressman to lose an election was Democrat Ronnie Shows of the old 4th District in 2002, but that was after he and another incumbent, Republican Chip Pickering, were thrown together when the 2000 census cut the state from five to four House districts.

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11/8/10