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Election 2024: Wicker, Thompson flush with campaign cash

By: Frank Corder - July 19, 2023

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker and 1st District Congressman Bennie Thompson

Thus far, only two races in Mississippi’s 2024 elections have challengers: the U.S. Senate seat held by Roger Wicker and the 3rd Congressional District seat held by Michael Guest.

Mississippi’s 2024 Primary Election is set for March 12th, just four months after voters in the Magnolia State head to the polls this November to elect state, legislative and county officeholders. 

The 2024 cycle in Mississippi will feature elections for one U.S. Senate seat, all four U.S. House seats, and the Presidency.

Thus far, only two races in Mississippi’s 2024 elections have challengers that have filed organization papers with the Federal Election Commission: the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Senator Roger Wicker and the 3rd District Congressional seat held by Republican Congressman Michael Guest.

Wicker will face at least one Republican Primary opponent, that being State Rep. Dan Eubanks. Eubanks filed to run for the U.S. Senate in April of this year. In his first interview since declaring his intention to run, Eubanks told Magnolia Tribune in June that he knows it is a “David versus Goliath scenario.”

READ MORE: Senate 2024: Eubanks files to challenge Wicker

Recent campaign finance reporting highlights that fact. Senator Wicker is sitting on over $4.2 million in campaign funds after pulling in $1.1 million in the second quarter of this year. Eubanks is showing zero campaign dollars raised, as no finance reports are currently available.

The winner of the Republican Senatorial Primary will move on to face at least one opponent in the November General Election. Democratic candidate Ty Pinkins has been actively traversing the state for months. His recent campaign finance report shows him with just under $8,000 in the bank.

In Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District, incumbent Republican Michael Guest has drawn one opponent so far. Democrat Angel Rios filed his statement of organization to run for Congress on June 18, 2023, but no campaign finance reports have yet been filed by his campaign.

Congressman Guest is currently reporting over $73,000 cash on hand in campaign funds. No Republican challenger has filed to run as of this time.

Second quarter campaign finance reports for those seeking federal offices were due to be filed last week with the Federal Election Commission. Here is a rundown of who has filed and where their campaigns stand in terms of campaign finances as of June 30, 2023.

U.S. Senate

  • Republicans
    • Roger Wicker (incumbent)
      • Raised this period: $1.168 million
      • Cash on hand: $4.203 million
    • Dan Eubanks
      • No Report Showing
  • Democrats
    • Ty Pinkins
      • Raised this period: $22,700
      • Cash on hand: $7,900

1st Congressional District

  • Republicans
    • Trent Kelly (incumbent)
      • Raised this period: $187,000
      • Cash on hand: $371,000

2nd Congressional District

  • Democrats
    • Bennie Thompson (incumbent)
      • Raised this period: $121,700
      • Cash on hand: $1.689 million

3rd Congressional District

  • Republicans
    • Michael Guest (incumbent)
      • Raised this period: $78,600
      • Cash on hand: $73,500
  • Democrats
    • Angel Rios
      • No Report Showing

4th Congressional District

  • Republicans
    • Mike Ezell (incumbent)
      • Raised this period: $175,000
      • Cash on hand: $35,500


Voters in certain areas Mississippi will also look to cast their ballot for select seats on the state Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals, as well as Election Commissioners and School Board members in the 2024 election cycle.

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: