OXFORD — A problem for Gov.-elect Phil Bryant is this: If the federal government adopts his self-professed “tight-fisted” fiscal style, Mississippi will go belly-up.
In an instant.
In August, Bryant capped decades of effective public service by easily winning the Republican nomination for the state’s top office. The lieutenant governor was untouched by a nationwide anti-incumbent fervor that put “former” in front of the titles of many officials.
And then in November, Bryant polled more votes than any candidate for governor in the history of Mississippi.