Once again, we're learning that not all states are created equal. We certainly know that presidential votes won't be counted equally this year. But the inequity continues into legislative races. Did you know that seventeen states don't even have Senate races this year? How unfair is that? Especially when certain states have TWO Senate races!
That's right, I'm looking at you, Mississippi! Seems that due to Senator Trent Lott's disgraceful mid-term retirement, there are two match-ups in the state:
* Incumbent Republican Sen. Thad Cochran vs. Democratic State Rep. Erik Fleming. With a name like Thad Cochran, you can't lose in Mississippi.
* Recently appointed incumbent Republican Roger Wicker vs. former Governor Ronnie Musgrove. This one will be much closer and could be the deciding factor in whether or not the Democrats reach 60 votes in the Senate tonight. Watch for the returns from De Soto County, now proudly under a state of emergency in anticipation of election-inspired race riots.
By the way, today is also Two-Fer Tuesday in Wyoming, where both Senate seats are up this year. That means that all four Wyoming residents are currently Senate candidates.
Tags: Election Day, Mississippi, Senate, Thad Cochran, Trent Lott, Wyoming