BOBBY HARRISON: What about 2015? Talk already abounds about next election season
JACKSON – With a long statewide election season just complete, another – the one with the biggest ballot of them all – looms on the horizon in 2015.
And while most state government incumbents elected statewide have confirmed they’ll be running for re-election to their current offices, some could have challengers – from outside or possibly inside their own party.
State Democratic Party Chair Rickey Cole may be the ultimate eternal optimist as the next election cycle approaches.
“The three most powerful offices in state government are governor, lieutenant governor and speaker. Our goal is to control at least two of those three” after the 2015 elections, Cole said recently.
Nothing in recent elections would give much credence to Cole’s goals.