Miss. House still 2011 ‘plum’

Taking a look down the 2011 Mississippi general election ballot, an honest assessment would be that the only significant intrigue or uncertainty lies in which party will control the Mississippi House of Representatives at the end of the day.

Will this be the year that the GOP wins control or will the Democrats maintain their grip on the chamber as the last bastion of their party’s strength in state politics?

Control of the House speaker’s post is one political plum that has been denied Republicans since they began their dominance of statewide office politics in the last decade. As late as 1999, Democrats dominated the statewide offices and held the leadership posts in both the House and Senate.

Majority in doubt

Clarion Ledger
10/28/11