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Espy makes his case for Senate seat via his web page

Mike Espy, the first person to announce intentions to run for the United States Senate seat left vacant by Thad Cochran’s retirement, has unveiled his campaign website. Since Espy announced his intentions to run for the seat in early March on the same day Cochran announced his pending retirement, he has said very little publicly about his plans. But Friday, ...

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Gulf Coast Democratic legislator Baria enters Senate race

State Rep. David Baria of Bay St. Louis, the House Democratic leader, announced Wednesday he is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Roger Wicker, a Tupelo Republican. Baria made the announcement within hours Wednesday of state Sen. Chris McDaniel holding an event at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville to announce he was challenging Wicker in the ...

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ANALYSIS — One-party rule returns in Miss., with GOP in charge

In the wake of another electoral debacle for Mississippi’s Democrats, it’s time to pull V.O. Key down off the bookshelf. Key was a political scientist who literally wrote the book on politics in Dixie. “Southern Politics in State and Nation,” published in 1949, remains a master work, the founding text of an entire specialty of American political science. But what ...

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DAVID DALLAS — Big Money, meet Bernie Sanders

When a young, unknown Senator from Illinois named Barrack Obama decided to run for the U.S. President in 2008, he got a lot of money from some peculiar groups, primarily from the U.S. financial industry. These groups had just sent the American economy into a tailspin. They knew there would be no way the American people would elect another Republican ...

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DAVID DALLAS: Getting a grip on LGBT issues

Last week Bruce Jenner, the Olympic gold-medal winner, admitted to ABC’s Diane Sawyer and a national television audience that he is transgender. What that means is Bruce Jenner, despite his masculine accoutrement, feels more like a woman and would like to identify himself as one. Jenner won the decathlon in 1976, the most grueling event in the games, requiring strength, ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — The impersonator grabs the spotlight

Uh oh, former state senator Tim Johnson and Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef have turned the public spotlight on an ugly thing politicians like to keep under the rug.     Johnson is a successful impersonator, mostly of Elvis Presley. Nosef suggests Johnson also impersonated being a Republican. Over a 20-year period Johnson was elected as a City of Madison alderman, ...

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DAVID DALLAS — Elvis to take on Tater

It appears that Mississippi’s most fortunate son, Lieutenant Governor “Tater” Reeves will finally face some opposition in his upcoming race for our State’s most powerful political position. Enter the Elvis Impersonator. There is really no need to call the candidate anything other than Elvis. After Tater takes him down, we won’t remember his real name anyway. Apparently, Elvis, who once ...

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Lieutenant governor joins those seeking school spending bump

JACKSON — As the 2015 elections approach, Republican leaders in the Mississippi Legislature appear to be reaching a consensus to spend more on K-12 education in next year’s budget — but how much money would go to the main funding formula for public schools remains unclear. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he wants to spend $110 million more ...

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