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Are Barbour’s coattails broad enough to carry Legislature for Republicans?

By: Magnolia Tribune - July 17, 2007

The Leader Call Editorial, 7/16/7

Another election in Mississippi. The sitting governor was popular. His political party’s confidence level heading into the general election was running high — poised, by some estimations, to make major inroads in the Legislature.

It didn’t happen. It was the election of 1995. And the political magnetism of Republican Kirk Fordice — strong enough to win himself a second term — couldn’t pull other Republicans into the winner’s circle.

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