BREAKING

Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to EU, at center of impeachment inquiry to testify this morning

A good example of conservatives winning: Mississippi

Friday, November 8, 2019
 | 
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

GOP and Dems duking it outMississippi represents a good example for unapologetic conservatives seeking public office, says a public policy analyst.

Magnolia State voters sent their current lieutenant governor to the governor’s mansion on Tuesday, ensuring Republican control of the executive branch after eight years of leadership from Republican Phil Bryant, the current term-limited governor.

Tate Reeves won the gubernational race by defeating the state’s attorney general, Jim Hood, in a closely-watched race in which the low-key and well-known Democrat was expected to woo white GOP voters with his blue-collar message of being a man of the people.

Reeves defeated Hood 52-46 percent, a difference of approximately 48,000 votes of approximately 862,600 ballots cast.

Tate Reeves campaign trailDr. Jameson Taylor of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy says Mississippi voters elected conservative and pro-life Republicans in eight statewide offices as well as both houses of the state legislature.

“I believe that these elections show that Mississippi is now ground zero for the pro-life movement as well as conservatives generally,” he tells OneNewsNow, “and I believe the Republican Party should take note of that.”

Taylor

Taylor says Mississippi’s success stories on Election Day don’t match those of “blue” Virginia, for example, because conservative voters don’t pick “lukewarm conservatives” who are squeamish about the Second Amendment, abortion, and religious liberty issues.

“They embraced religious liberty instead of running away from it,” Taylor says of Mississippi’s candidates, “and I believe the Mississippi election proves that the only path for Republicans is to go back to their roots and embrace these policies.”

Mississippi’s statewide elections predictably ended with low voter turnout since Election Day fell on an “off” year without a presidential candidate. The state’s voters chose Donald Trump 57-40 percent over Hillary Clinton in 2016, when 1.2 million Mississippians cast a ballot.

Even with the lower turnout, Mississippi voters chose a GOP candidate for lieutenant governor, state auditor, agriculture commission, and also attorney general after 16 years of Hood holding that office.

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

FEATURED PODCAST

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Your response to Chick-fil-A’s executives is…

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

  Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria; 11 reported killed
  7 key questions heading into tonight's 2020 Democratic debate
  Male teacher pleads guilty to exposing teen boy to HIV
  Jewish group condemns Nazi auction in Germany
  N. Carolina county surrenders to political correctness

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Huh? World’s largest higher education union says anyone should be able to ‘identify as black’
Defending illegal aliens that commit crimes
Why rich people love poor immigrants
Student government president reinstates Pledge of Allegiance after massive backlash
Scientists: Dishonest or afraid?

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
'Mayor Pete' no moderate on abortion, Electoral College

Pete Buttigieg (Indiana mayor)An Indiana-based conservative activist says the state’s most famous mayor, a current favorite of Democrat voters, is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.