Bryant moves on with self-inflicted wounds

JACKSON – The 2011 legislative session began with Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant as the favorite in this year’s gubernatorial race to replace Haley Barbour.

Bryant still is considered the favorite, but that does not mean he has not absorbed a few bumps and bruises during the 2011 legislative session.

The Republican Bryant, who presides over the Senate, took his most public spanking when the chamber, including many Republicans, rejected his alternative redistricting plan.

Bryant’s alternative proposal was about Republican gubernatorial politics. He faces a challenge – perhaps a serious one – from Gulf Coast businessman Dave Dennis in the Republican primary.

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