Brett Kittredge is a regular contributor to Magnolia Tribune offering commentary on elections and state government. He brings more than a decade of experience in Mississippi policy, politics, and elections. He served as editor of the public policy solutions guide, The High Road to Freedom, made contributions to Promoting Prosperity in Mississippi, a publication of the Institute of Market Studies at Mississippi State University, and has garnered innumerable state and national placements, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Review, Washington Examiner, and Reason, among others.
Republicans Positioned to Maintain Large Majorities
The suburban movement toward the Democratic Party that has occurred in other states isn’t playing out in Mississippi. Democrats failed to field candidates in more than half of the Mississippi House and Senate races this year. Republicans currently have a 36-16 majority in the Senate and they enjoy a 77-42 majority in the House with…
Republicans look to increase gains at the county level in Mississippi
The political evolution away from Democrats has been slow but the shift is likely to continue in the Magnolia State this year. To an outsider it’s probably more than a little weird that you can drive through ruby red rural counties in Mississippi that are still represented by Democrats at the local level. More often…
Who will emerge to lead in 2027?
For political junkies in Mississippi, the next few years could be a wild ride. Governor Tate Reeves and Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann were the first two statewide office holders to qualify for re-election. That was a smart political move to put their stake in the ground amidst rumors they may be challenged from within their…
Will McDaniel challenge Hosemann?
The Jones County State Senator is a leading voice questioning whether the Lt. Governor’s policy worldview is sufficiently conservative. Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann qualified to run for re-election on Thursday. This was not in doubt. One burning question that has been in doubt, however, is whether he will draw a Republican Primary challenge? For months,…
2023 Unlikely to Bring Upheaval at Top of Ticket
Elections are over. Elections are here. With congressional midterms in the rearview mirror, Mississippians are gearing up for the next batch of elections. The Magnolia State is one of only five to hold state elections in odd years, and one of only two, Louisiana being the other, to elect all statewide and legislative seats in…
Patriotic Education Grant Program, incentives for modified school calendars among education legislation still alive