The die has been cast in the race for control of the Mississippi House of Representatives. Here are the numbers:
Total seats: 122
Contested seats: 41
Uncontested seats: 81
Uncontested Democratic seats: 40
Uncontested Republican seats: 41
Contested Republican seats: 25
Contested Democratic seats: 10
Contested open seats: 6
The magic number for control of the House is 62. That means that if Democrats hold serve in their 10 seats (and they likely will), Democrats only have to win 12 of the 31 remaining seats.
The House is in play, ladies and gentlemen.