Emily Wagster Pettus: Faces, usually not parties, change in 4-year term

Some faces may change in the Mississippi Legislature during a four-year term, but parties often don’t….

…So far this term, none of the turnover in legislative seats has resulted in a partisan change.

Mississippi special elections are nonpartisan in name only: While ballots don’t list party labels, candidates usually make their partisan preference clear to voters.

Clarion Ledger
7/8/17