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    N0MAN1968, Randall Sherman

    I wouldn't count out AL and MS with the right candidate. If we ran Ron Sparks in AL and Mike Moore in MS, we'd be looking at two top-tier populist challenges of the kind that would keep these seats blue for years.

    LA is one of only two Southern states (GA is the other) that seem truly resistant to the blue wave that's swept the country both outside and in. While the Deep South as a whole is mired in a modern form of Republican-dominated feudalism, GA and LA are the only two states that are still wholly sinking further into it. A Sparks or Moore victory could reverse some of that for at least one of those places.

    Also, while I'd never live there myself, I get the impression that some government agencies in Mississippi are at least fairly well regulated. Based on limited interaction, I certainly give higher marks to the Mississippi DMV (run by the state police), than I ever will to the RMV in Massachusetts (run by petty bureaucratic idiots).

    This news bodes ill for Louisiana, but (without meaning to be insensitive to those from LA), I haven't held out much hope for Louisiana in a long time. At least Landrieu looks like she's in pretty good shape right now. Given the choice, I'd rather lose LA-Gov, especially as we were expecting to lose it anyway without Breaux, and the governor of Louisiana can't affect policy anywhere else.

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