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Mississippi gubernatorial election, 2015

Mississippi gubernatorial election, 2015

November 3, 2015

 
Nominee Phil Bryant Robert Gray
Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent Governor

Phil Bryant
Republican

The 2015 Mississippi gubernatorial election is scheduled to occur on November 3, 2015, to elect the Governor of Mississippi. Incumbent Republican Governor Phil Bryant is running for re-election to a second and final term in office.

Primary elections were held on August 4.

Background

Mississippi is one of nine states and territories that has lifetime limits of two terms for its Governor. In 2011, with incumbent Republican Governor Haley Barbour term-limited, Republican Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryant was elected to succeed him. Bryant won the Republican primary with 59% of the vote and then defeated the Democratic nominee, Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree, with 61% of the vote.

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

Declined

Result

Mississippi Republican gubernatorial primary, 2015
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Phil Bryant 251,468 91.7
Republican Mitch Young 22,640 8.3
Total votes 274,108 100

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

  • Robert Gray, truck driver and retired firefighter[2][7]
  • Valerie Short, physician[8]
  • Vicki Slater, attorney[9][10]

Declined

Result

Mississippi Democratic gubernatorial primary, 2015
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert Gray 147,043 50.9
Democratic Vicki Slater 87,405 30.3
Democratic Valerie Short 54,238 18.8
Total votes 288,686 100

Reform Party Nomination

Candidate

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Phil
Bryant (R)
Robert
Gray (D)
Shawn
O'Hara (Ref)
Undecided
Mason-Dixon October 21–25, 2015 625 ± 4% 66% 28% 1% 5%

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  17. ^ a b Shawn O'Hara (Reform)

External links

Campaign websites

  • Phil Bryant for Governor
  • Robert Gray for Governor
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