PAUL HAMPTPON: Tired of contentious elections? Then I have some bad news

The sages say the campaign doesn’t begin until Labor Day.

I was fine with that. Then the sages told me they were talking about the 2015 election.

They have a point. Given the length of the Republican race for U.S. Senate nominee, I guess you can’t start too early.

At least three South Mississippi state senators are having post-Labor Day fundraisers. Brice Wiggins of Pascagoula had his Thursday in Jackson. Sean Tindell of Gulfport and Phillip Moran of Kiln will bring Jackson to the Coast for fundraisers.