Election Night 2016 dragged into the early hours of Wednesday morning, and today we discuss what happened.
Perhaps the most significant story for Mississippi is that the election of Donald Trump as the country’s next president could set several political dominoes in motion in the Magnolia State. Gov. Phil Bryant has been rumored to be a possible pick on Trump’s cabinet. If that happens, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves would move into the governor’s mansion and the dynamics of upcoming statewide elections would be dramatically different.
Daily Journal Capitol Bureau chief Bobby Harrison (11:06) discusses what may happen to Mississippi’s governor. That discussion is part of an election night roundtable that also included William Moore, Brad Locke and Chris Kieffer. The group also talks about the national presidential election, as well as the contests for Mississippi’s First Congressional District and a spot on the state Supreme Court.
Also on today’s show, local government reporter Caleb Bedillion (24:25) joins Derek and Chris to talk about Mississippi cities that have opted to stop flying the state flag. Caleb recently spoke with leaders of those cities and shares what he learned.
Caleb also talks more about Trent Kelly’s re-election to represent Mississippi’s First Congressional District and about Kelly’s now firm grip on that seat.
Zack Orsborn (46:12) discusses The Thirsty Devil, a new downtown Tupelo bar that celebrates counterculture.
Ginna Parsons (49:59) has the highlights of today’s food section – ultimate mashed potatoes, sloppy joe sandwiches, old-fashioned wedding cake and more.