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Rep. Travis W. Childers (D-Miss.)

District: 1st District
Political Highlights: Prentiss County chancery clerk, 1992-2008; U.S. House, 2008-11
Born: March 29, 1958; Booneville, Miss.
Residence: Booneville
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Tami Childers; two children
Education: Northeast Mississippi Junior College, A.A. 1978; U. of Mississippi, B.A. 1980
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (1st full term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition & Forestry; General Farm Commodities & Risk Management); Financial Services (Capital Markets, Insurance & GSEs; Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit)

Defeated by Alan Nunnelee, R, in general election on November 2, 2010

Election History
2014generalThad Cochran (R) 378,48159.9
Travis Childers (D) 239,43937.9
Shawn O'Hara (REF) 13,9382.2
2010generalAlan Nunnelee (R) 121,07455.3
Travis Childers (D) 89,38840.8
Wally Pang (I) 2,1801.0
Les Green (I) 2,0200.9
A.G. Baddley (I) 1,8820.9
Gail Giaramita (CNSTP) 1,2350.6
Rick Hoskins (I) 4780.2
Harold Taylor (LIBERT) 4470.2
Barbara Washer (REF) 3890.2
2008generalTravis Childers (D) 185,95954.5
Greg Davis (R) 149,81843.9
Wally Pang (I) 3,7361.1
John Wages (GREEN) 1,8760.6
2008special runoffTravis Childers (D) 58,03753.8
Greg Davis (R) 49,87746.2
2008specialTravis Childers (D) 33,30449.4
Greg Davis (R) 31,17746.3
Glenn McCullough (R) 9681.4
Steve Holland (D) 7891.2
Wally Pang (I) 7251.1
John Wages (GREEN) 3980.6
Roll Call Vitals


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

Rep. Travis W. Childers has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) 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.