The pending retirement of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has created a unique political dynamic in the Magnolia State.
Mississippians tend to pick their senators and stick with them for decades. So having an open Senate race is a rarity here. Adding to the intrigue is the fact that this is a special election, meaning candidates from all parties will run on the same ballot, with no party primaries. That creates nuanced strategies and paths to victory.
In order to better understand the one-of-a-kind dynamics of the upcoming election, we gathered a roundtable of statewide political experts. Guests include Daily Journal political reporters Bobby Harrison and Caleb Bedillion; Sarah Ulmer, who covers state government for Y’all Politics; and longtime Mississippi political guru Marty Wiseman.