Friday, June 7, 2013

Marty Wiseman on Blue Tuesday in Mississippi

WCBI in Columbus ran a story Wednesday on the stunning round of Democratic victories in municipal races across Mississippi, featuring an interview with MSU political scientist Marty Wiseman.  You can view the video here.

My favorite part may be Sen. Terry Brown (R - Columbus) attempting to save face by saying these were "traditional Democratic cities".  That may be true about Starkville, but Tupelo hasn't had a Democratic mayor in 30 years.  Meridian just lost an incumbent Republican mayor.  And aside from Connie Moran, every other person running for office in Ocean Springs, from mayor to alderman, was a Republican.

1 comment:

Stog said...

At the very local level, party affiliation seems to play a very small role in elections...

Thank goodness.

Both parties have long ago placed partisanship over personal qualifications and character.