The Clarion-Ledger Editorial, 7/27/7

In the Democratic Primary, contenders are veteran former state legislator and present Realtor and accountant Rob Smith, 56, of Richland; state Department of Education Office of Compulsory School Attendance employee Jabari Toins, 27, of Jackson; and attorney and former special assistant attorney general John Windsor, 29, of Corinth.

Windsor is the best for the job among the Democratic field. As Windsor points out, “it’s time for a fresh face and fresh ideas.”

In the Republican Primary, real estate developer and attorney Delbert Hosemann Jr., 59, of Jackson, faces state Rep. Mike Lott, R-Petal, 50, former Columbus mayor Jeffrey Rupp, 47, and Crystal Springs businessman Gene Sills.

Hosemann is best for the job among the Republican field. The 1998 Republican nominee for Congress in the former 4th District, Hosemann has knowledge of real estate, elections and the legal system.