A Look Back At MS-01

In 2008, Travis Childers won a seat that he never should have in all honesty. That isn’t a criticism necessarily, more like a testament to the politician he is. But however good of a retail politician he may have been, he was no match for voters who were fed up with Democrats- regardless of how independent they claim to be.

And Alan Nunnelee was obviously the right candidate to sweep into office. And a sweep it was- Nunnelee won by 14 points with just one precinct outstanding. I think it’s safe to say this was stronger than any predictions people were willing to make. Cook had the race as a toss-up, while Rothenberg and Sabato categorized it as a slight lean for Nunnelee. Obviously it wasn’t slight.

Majority in Miss.
11/3/10

What We’re Looking At Next

We still owe you recaps from MS-01 and MS-04, but here are three things we will be looking at as 2011 (and 2012) approaches.

1) Haley Barbour has continuously said he will look into a presidential bid following the 2010 midterms. Well, those midterms are over. In the next few months we will find out how serious a candidate Barbour is. While we have candidates who are perceived to be presidential contenders, we ought to know a lot more by January. As for Barbour, his stock continues to climb. The GOP- under Barbour’s watch- gained a majority of the governor’s mansions last night with eight more that have yet to be called.

2) Look for state offices to begin shaping up. ,,,

Majority in Miss.
11/3/10