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2008 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
MS U.S. Senate - Jr Cindy Hyde-Smith Republican 79%
MS U.S. House - 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 85%
MS State House - 1 Lester Carpenter Republican 78%
MS State House - 15 Mac Huddleston Republican 85%
MS State House - 18 Jerry Turner Republican 82%
MS State House - 21 Donnie Bell Republican 34%
MS State House - 23 Jim Beckett Republican 85%
MS State House - 33 Thomas Reynolds II Democratic 21%
MS State House - 44 C. Scott Bounds Republican 89%
MS State House - 47 Bryant Clark Democratic 24%
MS State House - 49 Willie Bailey Democratic 22%
MS State House - 50 John Hines, Sr. Democratic 18%
MS State House - 51 Rufus Straughter Democratic 25%
MS State House - 56 Philip Gunn Republican 90%
MS State House - 57 Edward Blackmon, Jr. Democratic 18%
MS State House - 62 Tom Weathersby, Sr. Republican 60%
MS State House - 67 Earle Banks Democratic 22%
MS State House - 69 Alyce Clarke Democratic 24%
MS State House - 74 Lee Yancey Republican 83%
MS State House - 76 Greg Holloway, Sr. Democratic 23%
MS State House - 80 Omeria Scott Democratic 22%
MS State House - 81 Stephen Horne Republican 85%
MS State House - 91 Bob Evans Democratic 18%
MS State House - 92 Becky Currie Republican 89%
MS State House - 94 Robert Johnson III Democratic 25%
MS State House - 96 Angela Cockerham Democratic 26%
MS State House - 97 Sam Mims V Republican 90%
MS State House - 99 Bill Pigott Republican 89%
MS State House - 100 Ken Morgan Republican 85%
MS State House - 103 Percy Watson Democratic 28%
MS State House - 104 Larry Byrd Republican 82%
MS State House - 112 John Read Republican 76%
MS State House - 113 Henry Zuber III Republican 75%
MS State House - 115 Randall Patterson Democratic 62%
MS State House - 120 Richard Bennett Republican 83%
MS State Senate - 7 Hob Bryan Democratic 51%
MS State Senate - 11 Robert Jackson Democratic 36%
MS State Senate - 14 Lydia Chassaniol Republican 82%
MS State Senate - 23 Briggs Hopson III Republican 76%
MS State Senate - 24 David Jordan Democratic 19%
MS State Senate - 25 Walter Michel Republican 85%
MS State Senate - 26 John Horhn Democratic 29%
MS State Senate - 27 Hillman Frazier Democratic 46%
MS State Senate - 29 David Blount Democratic 54%
MS State Senate - 30 Dean Kirby Republican 89%
MS State Senate - 38 Kelvin Butler Democratic 32%
MS State Senate - 41 Joey Fillingane Republican 76%
MS State Senate - 42 Chris McDaniel Republican 80%
MS Secretary of State Michael Watson Republican 78%
MS Mayor Toby Barker 54%
MS Supervisor - 3 Credell Calhoun 23%
MS Alderman - At-Large Alex Monsour 86%
Noal Akins 83%
Sidney Albritton 64%
Brian Aldridge 90%
Tracy Arinder, Jr. 30%
Larry Baker 79%
Mark Baker 74%
David Baria 31%
Sidney Bondurant 84%
Billy Broomfield 24%
Cecil Brown 27%
Terry Brown 80%
Nickey Browning 81%
Kelvin Buck 23%
Clara Burnett 20%
Terry Burton 87%
Tad Campbell 79%
Kimberly Campbell 22%
Videt Carmichael 88%
Gary Chism 91%
Eugene Clarke 83%
Linda Coleman 22%
Mary Coleman 22%
Joseph Compretta 27%
Doug Davis 82%
E. Vincent Davis 26%
Deborah Dawkins 22%
Bob Dearing 64%
Dirk Dedeaux 25%
Bill Denny, Jr. 91%
George Dickerson 76%
Reecy Dickson 22%
Mark DuVall 24%
Blaine Eaton II 25%
James Ellington 91%
Tyrone Ellis 28%
Chuck Espy 26%
James Evans 22%
Harvey Fillingane 82%
George Flaggs, Jr. 24%
Merle Flowers 83%
Mark Formby 91%
Frances Fredericks 22%
Herbert Frierson 83%
Jack Gadd 64%
Joe Gardner 22%
David Gibbs 22%
Andy Gipson 82%
Tommy Gollott 75%
State Office Name Party Rating
MS U.S. Senate - Jr Cindy Hyde-Smith R 79%
MS U.S. House - 4 Steven Palazzo R 85%
MS State House - 1 Lester Carpenter R 78%
MS State House - 15 Mac Huddleston R 85%
MS State House - 18 Jerry Turner R 82%
MS State House - 21 Donnie Bell R 34%
MS State House - 23 Jim Beckett R 85%
MS State House - 33 Thomas Reynolds II D 21%
MS State House - 44 C. Scott Bounds R 89%
MS State House - 47 Bryant Clark D 24%
MS State House - 49 Willie Bailey D 22%
MS State House - 50 John Hines, Sr. D 18%
MS State House - 51 Rufus Straughter D 25%
MS State House - 56 Philip Gunn R 90%
MS State House - 57 Edward Blackmon, Jr. D 18%
MS State House - 62 Tom Weathersby, Sr. R 60%
MS State House - 67 Earle Banks D 22%
MS State House - 69 Alyce Clarke D 24%
MS State House - 74 Lee Yancey R 83%
MS State House - 76 Greg Holloway, Sr. D 23%
MS State House - 80 Omeria Scott D 22%
MS State House - 81 Stephen Horne R 85%
MS State House - 91 Bob Evans D 18%
MS State House - 92 Becky Currie R 89%
MS State House - 94 Robert Johnson III D 25%
MS State House - 96 Angela Cockerham D 26%
MS State House - 97 Sam Mims V R 90%
MS State House - 99 Bill Pigott R 89%
MS State House - 100 Ken Morgan R 85%
MS State House - 103 Percy Watson D 28%
MS State House - 104 Larry Byrd R 82%
MS State House - 112 John Read R 76%
MS State House - 113 Henry Zuber III R 75%
MS State House - 115 Randall Patterson D 62%
MS State House - 120 Richard Bennett R 83%
MS State Senate - 7 Hob Bryan D 51%
MS State Senate - 11 Robert Jackson D 36%
MS State Senate - 14 Lydia Chassaniol R 82%
MS State Senate - 23 Briggs Hopson III R 76%
MS State Senate - 24 David Jordan D 19%
MS State Senate - 25 Walter Michel R 85%
MS State Senate - 26 John Horhn D 29%
MS State Senate - 27 Hillman Frazier D 46%
MS State Senate - 29 David Blount D 54%
MS State Senate - 30 Dean Kirby R 89%
MS State Senate - 38 Kelvin Butler D 32%
MS State Senate - 41 Joey Fillingane R 76%
MS State Senate - 42 Chris McDaniel R 80%
MS Secretary of State Michael Watson R 78%
MS Mayor Toby Barker 54%
MS Supervisor - 3 Credell Calhoun 23%
MS Alderman - At-Large Alex Monsour 86%
Noal Akins 83%
Sidney Albritton 64%
Brian Aldridge 90%
Tracy Arinder, Jr. 30%
Larry Baker 79%
Mark Baker 74%
David Baria 31%
Sidney Bondurant 84%
Billy Broomfield 24%
Cecil Brown 27%
Terry Brown 80%
Nickey Browning 81%
Kelvin Buck 23%
Clara Burnett 20%
Terry Burton 87%
Tad Campbell 79%
Kimberly Campbell 22%
Videt Carmichael 88%
Gary Chism 91%
Eugene Clarke 83%
Linda Coleman 22%
Mary Coleman 22%
Joseph Compretta 27%
Doug Davis 82%
E. Vincent Davis 26%
Deborah Dawkins 22%
Bob Dearing 64%
Dirk Dedeaux 25%
Bill Denny, Jr. 91%
George Dickerson 76%
Reecy Dickson 22%
Mark DuVall 24%
Blaine Eaton II 25%
James Ellington 91%
Tyrone Ellis 28%
Chuck Espy 26%
James Evans 22%
Harvey Fillingane 82%
George Flaggs, Jr. 24%
Merle Flowers 83%
Mark Formby 91%
Frances Fredericks 22%
Herbert Frierson 83%
Jack Gadd 64%
Joe Gardner 22%
David Gibbs 22%
Andy Gipson 82%
Tommy Gollott 75%
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