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Democrat Travis Childers is hoping to end the long Republican reign in Mississippi's first district tonight. Childers won the first special election on April 22nd with 49% of the vote over Republican Greg Davis but failed to get the 50% needed to get the seat.
As always the best place to go for Mississippi politics is CottonMouthBlog. Our friends at Swing State Project are also covering the race.
NPR has a story on the special election here.
We'll be covering the results as they come in tomorrow night. A win by Childers would make him the 796th superdelegate... a number we haven't seen since January 15th.
Polls close at 8:00 EDT.
Travis Childers (D) -54% - Lead: just under 8,000Update 9:15 EDT - Childers in the lead. He seems to be running ahead of his numbers in the previous election, but really too early to tell.
Greg Davis (R) - 46%
# of Vote In: 100%
Update 9:30 - Childers opening a bit of a gap - lead up to 3,100 votes.
Update 9:45 - Davis catching up - lead at 1,800
Update 9:50 - 66% in, Childers reopens that 3,000 vote lead
Update 10:00 - 72%, and just like that, its very close
Update 10:05 - 79% in, Childers with small lead. He's running slightly ahead of his numbers in the previous election, and if that holds, he wins.
Update 10:07: Childer's home county, Prentiss, is still mostly out.
Update 10:15: Childers wins!
Update 10:50: Turns out it wasn't even close. Childers is up 53-47, 7,000 vote lead, with 94% in.
Update 11:05: Stop the madness. Childers is turning this into a relative rout: 54-46, 7,700 vote lead with all but 1 precinct in.