Rep. Taylor’s loss may deprive troops of ‘Operation Gumbo Drop’ at Thanksgiving

Rep. Gene Taylor’s (D-Miss.) reelection loss may end a decades-old holiday tradition, depriving the country’s deployed troops of authentic Mississippi food.

Taylor, a 21-year veteran of Congress who serves on the House Armed Services Committee, was among a line of old bulls who lost their seats on Nov. 2 in an anti-incumbent wave. Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) also lost his reelection bid.

The Hill
11/8/10