The Clarion-Ledger Editorial, 8/9/7

Does Gov. Haley Barbour have any coattails? That is, can the popularity of the Republican governor bring votes for down-ticket races on Nov. 6?

The Aug. 7 results for Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Tommy Robertson, R-Moss Point, and state Sen. Charlie Ross, R-Brandon, would tend to say “no.”

Both were handily defeated Tuesday.