2nd & 3rd District Election Results Prove well for IncumbentsBy Lawayne Childrey | Published 02 Nov 2010 11:40am |
Two Incumbent Mississippi Congressmen were easily re-elected and are headed back to Washington. MPB's Lawayne Childrey reports what's next for Bennie Thompson and Greg Harper.
Even though long time 2nd district congressman Bennie Thompson of Bolton will soon be exchanging his position as House Homeland Security Chairman for that of ranking democrat he says he still has a lot to look forward to as the new congressional session begins.
"I look forward to a spirited 2012 election with President Obama being reelected and if the benefits of this is a guide then there's a good chance that the house of representative will go back democratic doing that time also."
As the House ranking democrat Thompson says he will still have a part in setting policy to keeping Americans safe from natural disaster and terrorism. Like Thompson 3rd district incumbent Congressman Greg Harper of Pearl says he too has begun setting goals for his next term.
"And the first thing you have to do is you have to repeal Obama care. And the second thing we've gotta do is make sure that we extend the tax rates, keep them the same level for all tax payers and that's extremely important too even on those that are the top wage earners because they're the ones that hire people and grow the economy. The third is we've gotta roll back federal spending to pre stimulus and pre bailout levels."
Thompson's closes opponent was Republican Bill Marcy of Vicksburg. Harper easily defeated Democrat Joel Gill of Pickens. Lawayne Childrey MPB News.
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