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Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.)


Biography
District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: Bolton Board of Aldermen, 1969-73; mayor of Bolton, 1973-79; Hinds County Board of Supervisors, 1980-93; U.S. House, 1993-present
Born: Jan. 28, 1948; Bolton, Miss.
Residence: Bolton
Religion: United Methodist
Family: Wife, London Thompson; one child
Education: Tougaloo College, B.A. 1968; Jackson State College, M.S. 1972
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1993 (10th full term)
Committee Assignments: Homeland Security

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalBennie Thompson (D) 96,63167.5
Troy Ray (I) 35,31724.7
Shelley Shoemake (REF) 11,1097.8
2012generalBennie Thompson (D) 214,97867.1
Bill Marcy (R) 99,16031.0
Cobby Williams (I) 4,6051.4
Lajena Williams (REF) 1,5010.5
2010generalBennie Thompson (D) 105,32761.5
Bill Marcy (R) 64,49937.6
Ashley Norwood (REF) 1,5300.9
2008generalBennie Thompson (D) 201,60669.1
Richard Cook (R) 90,36431.0
2006generalBennie Thompson (D) 100,16064.3
Yvonne Brown (R) 55,67235.7
2004generalBennie Thompson (D) 154,52658.4
Clinton LeSueur (R) 107,64740.7
Shawn O'Hara (REF) 2,5961.0
2002generalBennie Thompson (D) 89,91355.1
Clinton LeSueur (R) 69,71142.8
Lee Dilworth (REF) 3,4262.1
2000generalBennie Thompson (D) 112,77765.1
Hardy Caraway (R) 54,09031.2
William Chipman (LIBERT) 4,3052.5
Lee Dilworth (REF) 2,1351.2
1998generalBennie Thompson (D) 80,50771.2
William Chipman (LIBERT) 32,53328.8
1996generalBennie Thompson (D) 102,50359.6
Danny Covington (R) 65,26338.0
William Chipman (LIBERT) 4,1672.4
1994generalBennie Thompson (D) 68,01453.7
Bill Jordan (R) 49,27038.9
Vince Thornton (MSTAX) 9,4087.4
Roll Call Vitals

68th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Mississippi Rep. Gregg Harper (R) is 238th.

15th

Mississippi is 15th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

4,296

Twitter Followers (@BennieGThompson)

Rep. Bennie Thompson has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.