The Leader Call Editorial, 7/16/7

Another election in Mississippi. The sitting governor was popular. His political party’s confidence level heading into the general election was running high — poised, by some estimations, to make major inroads in the Legislature.

It didn’t happen. It was the election of 1995. And the political magnetism of Republican Kirk Fordice — strong enough to win himself a second term — couldn’t pull other Republicans into the winner’s circle.