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Mississippi U.S. House, Senate Incumbents Renominated; 4 Face Challengers

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump secured their respective party’s nominations during Tuesday’s primaries in Mississippi, Georgia, Washington, Hawaii and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Mississippi primary also renominated four U.S. House and one U.S. Senate incumbent. Three of the state’s U.S. House incumbents and the U.S. Senate incumbent, Republican Sen. Roger Wickers, will face opponents from the opposite party in the November 2024 general election.

The Republican U.S. House Rep. Michael Guest, a Republican who represents Mississippi’s 3rd congressional district, will be the only member of the state’s congressional delegation with no opponent in November.

Below is a list of nominees for each Mississippi House and Senate position that voters can expect to see on their ballots late this year.

Why this office is important: The U.S. Senate is one of the two bodies in Congress with the power to pass federal laws. It has the sole responsibility to conduct impeachment trials of high-ranking federal officials. It gives advice and consent on treaties and can help confirm or deny certain appointments like ambassadors, federal agency leaders and federal judges, including U.S. Supreme Court justices.

U.S. Senate

Attorney Ty Pinkins will challenge incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker after running unopposed in Tuesday’s primaries. Wicker defeated Republican primary opponents Ghannon Burton and Dan Eubanks in Tuesday’s primaries.

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, Republican (Incumbent)

Background: U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker is a Pontotoc, Miss., native and a University of Mississippi graduate. He served in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He was a Mississippi state senator for seven years and served as a U.S. House representative for Mississippi’s first congressional district for 12 years. He began his first term as a U.S. senator when then-Gov. Haley Barbour appointed him in 2007.

Wicker recently voted in favor of a $95 billion aid package that would have given $60 billion to help Ukraine fight Russia’s invasion, $14 billion for Israel, $9 billion for humanitarian aid and about $5 billion for Taiwan and Indo-Pacific partners.

Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker is running for reelection to the U.S. Senate on

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