House may be state election focus

JACKSON – Perhaps the most watched election this year will not be for governor or some other statewide office, but collectively for about 20-25 House seats scattered throughout the state that could determine control of that legislative chamber.

In 2011, Republicans eked out control of the House for the first time since the 19th century. This election season they will try to maintain that control while Democrats will put a concerted effort into regaining a majority.

“Politics is just different every cycle,” Minority Leader Bobby Moak, D-Bogue Chitto, said when asked if he believes the Democrats have a shot of regaining the House. “But I think realistically speaking, especially in the House, the numbers are very close. Yeah, that can absolutely happen.”

Daily Journal
2/1/15