Reeves, Luckett were big winners

Set aside the fact that Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant walked the dog with 59 percent against the GOP gubernatorial primary field – the biggest winners of the Aug. 2 primaries were Republican Tate Reeves and Democrat Bill Luckett.

Bryant pounded challenger Dave Dennis, who ran as tentative and timid a gubernatorial campaign as this writer has ever seen.

Here’s a candidate in Dennis who has spent years talking about running for governor who simply never got out of the blocks once his race actually began. Perhaps the most indelible image from the Dennis campaign was the TV spot showing him being raised on a mechanical lift or “cherry picker” while wearing a neon yellow safety harness.

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