In the state's Fourth District, U.S. Representative Steven Palazzo was forced into a runoff after a congressional ethics watchdog raised questions about his campaign spending. He faced his largest-ever field of challengers in Tuesday's primary. The congressman, first elected in 2010, failed to win the GOP nomination outright on Tuesday, earning less than 50% of the vote.
"There are some allegations there that are subject to an investigation of how he has instructed his staff to perform duties that are not work related, asking staff to do personal errands and things like that," explains Rob Chambers, vice president of AFA Action.
Another Mississippi congressional race involving Third District incumbent Michael Guest (R) is too close to call and may also wind up in a runoff.
"There is this anti-incumbent sentiment," Chambers submits. "We see it not only in the Palazzo race, but we also see it in the Michael Guest race."
He adds that a common issue for both of those is that of vaccine rights and says a group called Mississippi Parents for Vaccine Rights has pushed hard to get a candidate who will fight for vaccine rights elected.
Editor's Note: AFA Action is an affiliate of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates AFN.net.