EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS: Stump speaking not as zippy in political off-year: Analysis

The Neshoba County Fair can be one of the best places to see old-fashioned political stump speaking in Mississippi. But with no statewide or federal elections in 2017, this was a lackluster year for speeches.

The only zingers were delivered in back-to-back appearances last week by two men who might be the top contenders for governor in 2019, should they both choose to run — Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves.

Clarion Ledger