Analysis: Neshoba Fair could set tone for Mississippi’s fall Senate race

Mississippi’s 2014 U.S. Senate race has been dominated by a bitter Republican primary that never seems to end. One of the state’s largest political gatherings, the Neshoba County Fair, could help shift the focus to a Democrat-versus-Republican narrative heading toward the Nov 4 general election.

The Democratic nominee for Senate, former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, is scheduled to speak at the fair for 10 minutes on July 31. Six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is scheduled for 10 minutes just after Childers.

Cochran’s campaign staff originally said he would speak at the fair only if the Senate isn’t working in Washington. They were firmer last week in saying he will show up at Neshoba.

Commercial Appeal
7/20/14