Bloody GOP primaries bolster Democratic hopes for Senate majority

(CNN)Brandon Presley’s phone is ringing a lot these days. The Elvis relative has taken calls from top Democrats, like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and the only Democrat in the state’s congressional delegation, Rep. Bennie Thompson.

And they all have a message: This is the year a Democrat can win in Mississippi, especially if the GOP eats its own.

“Anybody that is a Democrat in the South can look to Alabama and finally see a light at the end of the tunnel,” said Presley, who’s been elected three times to the state utility regulatory commission, and whose grandfather was the brother of Elvis’s grandfather.

CNN
12/18/17