The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Editorial, 9/3/7

Last week’s sparsely attended party primary runoffs in Mississippi set the stage for the general election campaign that should shift into high gear this week.

The gubernatorial matchup between incumbent Republican Haley Barbour and Democratic challenger John Arthur Eaves Jr., along with the lieutenant governor race that pits Republican state Auditor Phil Bryant against Democratic state Rep. Jamie Franks, are the top-of-the-ticket headliners. But down the ballot are several important statewide and regional state races sure to be competitive.