The results of Tuesday’s U.S. Senate race in Alabama appear to have pushed Chris McDaniel closer to a Republican primary challenge of Roger Wicker in 2018.
McDaniel supported Roy Moore, a fierce conservative who defeated well-moneyed incumbent Luther Strange. After the election, McDaniel told the Daily Journal’s Caleb Bedillion that its results make a 2018 campaign “more compelling.”
Caleb (7:46) joins Emma Kent and Chris Kieffer on today’s episode to talk about the Alabama election results and what they could mean for Mississippi. They also discuss the interesting political dynamic in which Republican incumbents are trying to connect with President Donald Trump, while challengers are trying to connect with Trump’s agenda.
Meanwhile, food editor Ginna Parsons (19:29) joins us to discuss this week’s food section. That includes a look at the upcoming Chili Fest and a recipe for pumpkin-cranberry bread. This week’s Cook of the Week is Susan Crell of Holly Springs. She uses many of her mother’s recipes, including chocolate pie.
M. Scott Morris (25:14) reviews “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” Scott said the movie tries to be campy and farcical, but does a poor job of connecting one scene to the next and has a very flat feel.