The Fix – Waller’s and Barbour’s are Miss. power families

When the Fix posse — yes, we have “Fix” tattoos (or we may get them) — started to ponder who the first family (aka the political dynasty) was in each of the 50 states, we came up with about 10 off the top of our heads.

That’s where the Fixistas came in. We asked for your suggestions on the first family (or families) in each state and boy did you respond. Our list, which includes at least one family from every state(!) and is culled from reader input, is below.

Who did we miss? Send suggestions in via the comments section and we will keep updating our chart.


The Wallers: William Waller, the Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, is the son of former governor Bill Waller (D); his name has been floated as a potential contender for governor in 2011.

The Barbours: Gov. Haley Barbour (R) is the uncle of Henry Barbour, a Republican National Committeeman from Mississippi. The future appears bright for both Barbours: Haley, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, is eyed as a potential contender for president in 2012, and Henry’s name was recently floated as a potential replacement for embattled RNC chairman Michael Steele.

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