The Youthful Republican Majority

Prior to the November elections, Republicans had just 16 members who were first elected before 2000. Two of those members (Jim Ellington and Frank Hamilton) aren’t coming back. Contrast that with the Democrats who had 18 members elected before 1990. Following defeats and retirements, that number is down to 13. (Those not back include J.P. Compretta, Billy McCoy, Mary Ann Stevens, Harvey Moss, and Walter Robinson). And if you looked at Democrats elected before 2000, that totaled 40 of their 68 members at the time.

Majority in Mississippi
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