Breakdown of Mississippi legislative races in 2015

HOUSE

The 122-member House comprises 66 Republicans and 56 Democrats. Here’s a breakdown of the 2015 campaign numbers:

– Seats contested by candidates from both major parties, or involving a major-party candidate being challenged by an independent: 42.

– Seats Republicans appear likely to control after this election: 41. This includes 26 Republicans with no announced opponents and 15 districts where multiple Republicans are contesting a primary with no Democratic or independent opponent.

– Seats Democrats appear likely to control after this election: 39. That includes 20 Democrats with no announced opponent and 19 districts where multiple Democrats are contesting a primary with no Republican or independent opponent.

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SENATE

The 52-member Senate today has 32 Republicans and 20 Democrats. Here’s how the 2015 races shape up:

– Seats contested by candidates from both major parties, or involving a major-party candidate being challenged by an independent: 19.

– Seats Republicans appear likely to control after this election: 20. That includes 12 Republicans with no announced opponents and eight districts where multiple Republicans are contesting a primary with no Democratic or independent opponent.

– Seats Democrats appear likely to control after this election: 13. That includes seven Democrats with no announced opponent and six districts where multiple Democrats are contesting a primary with no Republican or independent opponent.

AP
2/27/15