Archive for the 'Mississippi' Category

African-American Mayoral Candidate Wants To Bring Back Noose To Mississippi

By Glenn Church | Related entries in Mississippi

A Republican black mayoral candidate in Jackson, Mississippi wants to bring back the noose to fight crime. George Lambus is the only Republican in the dozen-candidate field for the office. He is considered a long shot in the heavily African-American and Democratic city. The racially explosive subject has brought consternation to many residents. One resident said […]

March 22nd, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Rasmussen: McCain Leads By 6 In Mississippi

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Independents, McCain, Mississippi, Polls, Republicans

McCain – 50% Obama – 44% No change from last month with these numbers, but it should be noted that Bush won this state by 20 points in 2004, and 17 points in 2000. The details… While McCain has a solid 57% to 38% lead among men, Obama leads 49% to 44% among women. Obama […]

July 1st, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Can Obama Put Mississippi In Play?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, McCain, Mississippi, Republicans

There’s been a lot of talk about Obama’s 50 state strategy, and while I don’t buy that idea completely, the Votemaster over at notes that some states could be in play that would never be if a traditional candidate was running… But Obama might put strange states in play, like Mississippi. About 37% of […]

June 6th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

The New Number: 2,026

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Mississippi, Pledged Delegates, Super Delegates!!!

With Childers’ win in Mississippi’s special election last night, another superdelegate has been added since all state representatives get a vote. No word on who he’ll back, but Mississippi went really big (61% to 37%) for Obama. By the way, Clinton and company have now revised their number to 2,210. I point this out only […]

May 14th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Republicans Worried About November

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Congress, Mississippi, Republicans

Senior Republican Party leaders are quite alarmed that the party lost a special election in a Mississippi congressional district that was once considered solidly Republican (the district went for George Bush in 2004 by a 25 point margin). While some Republicans have tried to rationalize away the defeat, National Republican Congressional Committee chairman Tom Cole […]

May 14th, 2008 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Dems Pick Up 3rd Repub Special Election Seat In As Many Contests

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Mississippi, Republicans

I haven’t followed this race, but this is the 3rd one in a row and could signal a big shift come November. Because this was in a district that voted 62% for Bush in 2004. From The Hill: Democrat Travis Childers won Tuesday’s Mississippi special election runoff for Sen. Roger Wicker’s (R) House seat, handing […]

May 13th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Hillary Enjoying Limbaugh Effect?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, McCain, Mississippi, Ohio, Partisan Nonsense, Republicans, Texas

Personally, I never thought Rush had this much pull, but if we’re talking about 60,000 people here or 80,000 people there, it begins to make sense. Not a lot of voters are needed to really swing these things or make them closer than they would have been. And closing the gap even by 5% is […]

March 17th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

On Race, Politics & False Assumptions

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Blogging, Louisiana, Mississippi, Race

Michael van der Galien wrote a post yesterday entitled, It’s All About Race. Needless to say it’s about Obama’s overwhelming support among black voters in Tuesday’s contest in Mississippi and why that’s happening. Let’s take a look at Michael’s argument (note: Mississippi and Louisiana are mixed up here, so read everything in the following as […]

March 13th, 2008 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Final: Obama Wins Mississippi 61% to 37%

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Hillary, Mississippi, Republicans

With 99% reporting, Obama has 253,441 and Clinton has 154,852. I don’t know how many delegates this put him up by now, but I’m pretty sure he regained any ground Clinton got last Tuesday. And here’s an interesting footnote: The conventional wisdom and to a significant degree the reality in many other states has been […]

March 11th, 2008 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Obama Wins Mississippi

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Hillary, Mississippi

The networks just called it… MSNBC’s Chuck Todd is crunching the math right now on the air. If Obama gets 63% or more he’ll net nine delegates. If he gets less than that, he’s still likely to net seven — which, again, would equal Hillary’s March 4th gains. And on the “Commander in Chief threshold” […]

March 11th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »