Mississippi congressional filing deadline is January 10

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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Additional reading:
United States Senate election in Mississippi, 2020
United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi, 2020
Elections calendar
Ballot access for major and minor party candidates