The Sun Herald, 7/22/7

The Mississippi political mudslinging has begun. But I’m sorry to report that, as in many other things, the Magnolia State is probably near the bottom of the list this year when it comes to campaign dirt-dishing.

Let me sum up the main theme of the two Republican campaigns for lieutenant governor: I love Haley the most. No, I do. You did him wrong. No, you did.

With no clear issue capturing voters’ hearts and minds statewide, the battle between State Auditor Phil Bryant and state Sen. Charlie Ross for the GOP primary appears to be centered on who can get the tightest grip on Gov. Haley Barbour’s coattails.