A central theme of the 2006 edition was the state's gradual transition from a Democratic surety to a Republican stronghold. For this updated edition, authors Jere Nash and Andy Taggart examine the aftermath of the 2007 gubernatorial and 2008 presidential elections--and all the fireworks in between.
This new edition adds a chapter covering the last two years and includes analyses of the 2007 and 2008 statewide, legislative, and federal elections; the resignations of Senator Trent Lott and Congressman Chip Pickering; the indictments of Richard Scruggs and other prominent lawyers; President Barack Obama's influence on the state's 2008 voting dynamics; and the election of House Speaker Billy McCoy.
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 789 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 38 mm
"In Mississippi Politics: The Struggle for Power, Nash and Taggart have done us a wonderful favor in reminding us where we have been in a way that clarifies where we are now."
--Marty Wiseman, The Sun-Herald
"A must-read for any serious student of Mississippi politics and a valuable reference for those who will study the subject in years to come. It's also a heckuva lot of fun."
--Sid Salter, The Clarion-Ledger
"An unlikely pairing, the opposing political team of Nash and Taggart has produced a readable, lively, and informative view of both sides of Mississippi's political coin."
--Nan Graves Goodman, Portico Jackson
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