Now that Senate race shenanigans have ended, the state’s political focus turns to next year’s statewide elections.
Will Gov. Phil Bryant be challenged? By a fellow Republican or a strong Democrat?
Will Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves be challenged? Or Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann? Or State Treasurer Lynn Fitch? Or State Auditor Stacey Pickering? Or Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith? Or Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney?
Or Attorney General Jim Hood, the only Democrat among the group?
Will the Tea Party and/or Chris McDaniel allies bring out strong candidates to challenge incumbents? Will Democrats come up with viable candidates in this Republican dominated state?