While most political attention in the state is devoted to the end of the legislative session, the redistricting fight, and the elections this fall; it is never too early for political junkies to begin talking about the 2012 Senate race.
In a 2008 special election, then-interim Sen. Roger Wicker defeated former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove 55-45; numbers that were very similar to John McCain and Barack Obama’s total in the state. Because the ‘08 election was to fill out the remainder of Trent Lott’s old term, Wicker has the rather odd task of running for the Senate in two consecutive presidential election years. Not that this should affect Wicker much next year.
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