Going Down to Mississippi, Senate Runoff Edition

Political Theater, Episode 46

The Mississippi state flag, which includes the Confederate battle flag as part of its design, hangs in the U.S. Capitol along the Senate subway. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call


The results of the Mississippi Senate runoff election were not surprising. The Republican won. The Democrat lost. It is a Republican state. But the fact that we were talking about Mississippi at all in the late stages of the 2018 election season was a surprise. It also brings up questions about political trends in the South, race, history and culture. There is even a Clinton angle! And the not-overwhelming victory of Cindy Hyde-Smith over Democrat Mike Espy portends profound questions for both parties. Roll Call Senior Political Reporter  Simone Pathé and Inside Elections Deputy Editor Leah Askarinam go deep about the Deep South in the latest Political Theater Podcast. 

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