The statewide filing deadline to run for U.S. Congress in Mississippi is on January 10, 2020. In Mississippi, prospective candidates may file for the following offices:
• U.S. Senate (the incumbent, Cindy Hyde-Smith (R), has announced that she is filing for re-election)
• U.S. House (four seats)
The primary is scheduled for March 10, and the general election is scheduled for November 3, 2020. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote in the primary, a primary runoff will be held on March 31.
Mississippi’s statewide filing deadline is on the same date as Kentucky; these are the eighth and ninth deadlines to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline is on January 24 in Maryland.
Mississippi has a Republican trifecta. A state government trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and both state legislative chambers.
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United States Senate election in Mississippi, 2020
United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi, 2020
Ballot access for major and minor party candidates