CHANDLER: How much weight would Thompson’s endorsement carry in an election to replace him?


Mississippi 2nd District congressman Bennie Thompson, D-Bolton, was one of the names floated Monday as a possibility to replace outgoing Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano. (The Politico story in which Thompson is mentioned can be read here.) Thompson has represented the 2nd District – which encompasses the Mississippi Delta and parts of Hinds County – … Continue reading CHANDLER: How much weight would Thompson’s endorsement carry in an election to replace him?

Judges release Congressional redistricting changes, reduce number of split counties from 8 to 4.


Here are the changes: Panola, Yalobusha and Grenada counties were moved from the northern 1st District, represented by freshman Republican Alan Nunnelee, to the Delta’s 2nd District, represented by Democrat Bennie Thompson, first elected in 1993. Leake County is no longer split between District 2 and the central District 3. It will be entirely in … Continue reading Judges release Congressional redistricting changes, reduce number of split counties from 8 to 4.

State’s 4 US House members accept court intervention to redraw district lines


Mississippi's four U.S. House members are confident that a federal court will produce a redistricting plan they can accept. The three Republicans and one Democrat said Wednesday that they did not object to a three-judge panel taking over the job of drawing new maps, as the state Republican Party had requested. The judges said they … Continue reading State’s 4 US House members accept court intervention to redraw district lines

Judges say they will draw Mississippi congressional districts


A panel of three federal judges said Tuesday that it would draw new lines for Mississippi's four congressional districts if the Legislature doesn't meet a deadline in about two weeks for a new map. "To be practical about it, I don't see any realistic hope that the Legislature will pass a plan," U.S. Appeals Court … Continue reading Judges say they will draw Mississippi congressional districts

GOP asks US judges to draw Miss. congressional map – Houston Chronicle


JACKSON, Miss. AP — The Mississippi Republican Party is asking federal judges to redraw the states four U.S. House districts before the 2012 elections. In court papers filed this month, the party said theres "no likelihood" that legislators will handle congressional redistricting on time. The next regular legislative session begins Jan. 3. Thats 10 days before the … Continue reading GOP asks US judges to draw Miss. congressional map – Houston Chronicle