Hertis H. Boyles
STARKVILLE — My active observations of Mississippi statewide elections stretch back to the 1970s and what remains fascinating to me is how little the issues have changed since those days.
As centrist politics diminishes across the nation, could Mississippi find itself with a moderate in the governor’s office next year?
Maybe, although it’s unlikely they’ll call themselves that. No candidate in the Republican primary would admit to being anything but a conservative.
Mississippi has not had a Republican attorney general since the long-forgotten George E. Harris in 1877. Look for that to change in 2020.
With Attorney General Jim Hood, the lone statewide elected Democrat in Mississippi, running for governor, it leaves attorney general to be the final office to fall to GOP control.