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Parents > United States > Mississippi > Senate Class II
OfficeSenate
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1978 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 07, 1978 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 07, 1978 - 11:00pm
Term Start January 03, 1979 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 1985 - 12:00pm
Turnout 26.62% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedThomas Walker January 09, 2004 01:45pm
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Description First time Mississippi elected a Republican Senator since reconstruction.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/07/1972
NameJames O. Eastland Votes375,102 (58.09%)
Term01/03/1973 - 12/27/1978 Margin125,323 (+19.41%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won12/27/1978
NameThad Cochran Votes1 (100.00%)
Term12/27/1978 - 01/03/1979 Margin1 (+100.00%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jun 06, 1978 MS US Senate - D Primary Maurice Dantin
Jun 06, 1978 MS US Senate - R Primary Thad Cochran
Jun 27, 1978 MS US Senate - D Runoff Primary Maurice Dantin
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Name Rep. Thad Cochran Maurice Dantin Mayor Charles Evers Henry Jay Kirksey  
PartyRepublican Democratic Independent Independent  
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Uncertified Votes267,302 (45.29%) 187,541 (31.77%) 133,646 (22.64%) 1,747 (0.30%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -79,761 (-13.51%) -133,656 (-22.64%) -265,555 (-44.99%)  
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