Incumbent Michael Guest won Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District Republican primary on Tuesday. With 18% of precincts reporting, Guest received 90% of the vote to James Tulp’s 10%.
Guest was elected in 2018 with 62% of the vote. Tulp is a local radio talk show host.
Guest campaigned on his record during his first term in Congress, which he said included “supporting free market economic policies of lower taxes and fewer regulations, and promoting our Constitutional freedoms and liberties including the right to life and our 2nd Amendment rights.” He said he was the first freshman Republican representative to write legislation passed by the House. President Donald Trump (R) endorsed Guest.
Tulp said he intended “to make Mississippi proud with a strong populist stance” and that Guest “maintains GovTrack’s seventh most liberal ideology record amongst Republicans and one of the worst overall leadership marks.” Tulp emphasized his support for building a wall and reducing immigration.
The general election is rated Safe or Solid Republican. All 435 House seats are up for election in 2020. Democrats have a 232-197 advantage over Republicans in the chamber.