The likely November rematch between Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy for one of Mississippi’s U.S. Senate seats is a reminder that Mississippi lacks the power it once had at the nation’s Capitol.
I’ll miss Steve Holland in the Legislature.
I’ve never lived in his Northeast Mississippi legislative district, and, to my recollection, never even met the man. But I’ve enjoyed his colorful quotes over the years, and most of the time I agreed with how he voted.
Now that there are three serious candidates in the Mississippi governor’s race, I wonder what the main campaign issues will be.
Who’s going to come up with a gimmick that catches the imagination of the voting public?
“The people of Mississippi are our state’s greatest asset,” wrote Glenn McCullough Jr., executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, in a recent newspaper column in which he was reflecting on what he called “the bountiful blessings of the past year in Mississi