However you read the tea leaves, remember that the early money and support is the most remembered.
When asked about 2007, Tate predictably downplays his intentions. It is fairly obvious that he intends to run again for Treasurer, but as a man who watches over billions of dollars, he plays his cards pretty close to the vest.
Melton, a television station owner for over 20 years, is keenly aware that the cameras are rolling and that reporters are watching his every move. He uses that free media to control the debate and keep the attention squarely focused on the things that matter to him most.
The Mississippi Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit to enforce "loyalty oaths" to exclude voters from their June primary. Can you say "poll tax"?
Erik Fleming will challenge Trent Lott for the U.S. Senate. So why won't the Mississippi Democratic Party endorse him? Simple: Fleming is radioactive.
Is Amy Tuck preparing to switch parties - again - in preparation for a run at the governor's mansion?
Mississippi is poised to follow Florida's lead in broadening the rights of citizens to defend themselves.
The Republican race to be Mississippi's next Lieutenant Governor is down to two men: State Senator Charlie Ross and State Auditor Phil Bryant.
Term limits will soon bring Amy Tuck's run as Lieutenant Governor to an end. In normal times, a popular Governor's superb performance under pressure would simplify the next election's game of musical chairs. But these are not normal times.
How a growing coalition of conservatives - Republican and Democrat - are poised to control Mississippi's legislative agenda.