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Travis Childers wins in Mississippi; Is this the tipping point of sweeping GOP losses?

Even with attempts to tie Democrat Congressional candidate Travis Childers to Senator Barack Obama and Rev. Jeremiah Wright, GOP candidate Greg Davis was defeated for the congressional seat from Mississippi vacated by Roger Wicker who was appointed to the U.S. Senate after the resignation of Trent Lott. This is the third loss for the Republicans in recent months.

Campaigning by Vice President Dick Cheney didn't help Davis win.