Many Lauderdale County voters go with GOP

All of Mississippi’s incumbent U.S. House of Representatives members held onto their posts, including Gregg Harper, Third Congressional District. Harper is a Republican and received 81.5 percent of the vote in Lauderdale County.

Supreme Court Justice William Waller Jr., whose district includes part of Lauderdale County, won the re-election with the help of 62 percent of the voters here. Challenger Earle Banks received nearly 38 percent of the vote here.

Senator Roger Wicker, (R) won re-election as well, handily defeating Democratic challenger Albert N. Gore. Lauderdale County voters picked Wicker, by 60 percent to Gore’s near 38 percent.

All local races were uncontested.

John Flowers, chairman of the Lauderdale County Democratic Party, said Democrats are excited about the future.

“Well, you know this is a great day for the Democratic party and the country to re-elect the president,” Flowers said. “Now he will be able to put into place and carry through on the things he started.”

Meridian Star
11/9/12