The Mississippi Senate is now in control by the Republicans. I know this article is a few days old (it’s been a crazy week, y’all), but I wanted to share the news. The filing deadline is March 1 so any party switchers have, now, five days remaining to make up his or her mind. For those keeping score, in the Mississippi Senate, the breakdown is now 27R, 24D, 1 Vacancy of a Republican-vacated seat (now-Congressman Alan Nunnelee). The Mississippi House is barely hanging onto its Democratic majority.
Looks like the Democratic Party’s fight in Mississippi just got a little more difficult today. Two State House members switched to the Republicans, bringing the Democrats majority to only 16 seats. One seat in the House is still vacant, as Steven Palazzo vacated his State House seat to succeed Congressman Gene Taylor in Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District.
It looks like we have a few more party defections to report. A state senator and state representative have jumped to the Repuglicans. My guess is that Senator Hyde-Smith is going to throw her hat into the open Ag Commissioner seat in the 2011 races. The Democrats now have a razor thin majority in the state senate; however, the Senate is controlled by Republican Lt. Governor (and 2011 Gov. candidate) Phil Bryant. The House still has a Democratic majority for the time being. Check out the article below.