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.
Delbert Hosemann, the Republican secretary of state who is running for lieutenant governor, must have surprised his audience of educators Saturday when he made a promise to keep raising teacher pay.
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.
Persistent flooding problems have been more than a minor inconvenience in downtown Columbia. They forced cancellation of Freedom Fest, which had drawn huge crowds, before the fireworks show last summer. And then in December water got into multiple Main Street shops when heavy rains fell.
Is anyone else just sick of what politics has become? More and more it seems like it’s less about doing what’s best for the people and all about who is wielding the most power or who can be the next celebrity politician found in a scandal.
State Rep. David Baria, a Democrat from the Gulf Coast, called a plan for a $1,500 raise for Mississippi teachers a “meaningless” amount, according to a Clarion Ledger story published Wednesday. Perhaps if his legislative salary was decreased by $1,500 per year he would feel differently.