Victories in Kentucky and Virginia. Promise for doing better in Kentucky, Mississippi, and Virginia
Is Mike Espy crazy? Running for the US Senate again?
Will the people of Mississippi respond to a woman who is ex-military, religious, and an African American civil rights lawyer? We can give Jennifer Riley Collins a chance to find out.
Mike Espy was the first African-American Congressman from Mississippi since reconstruction. He was Secretary of Agriculture in the Clinton administration. He is practicing law now. In Mississippi. He resembles many of the Democrats running for Congress in Republican districts. He is a moderate Democrat. As a Member of Congress, he got NRA support. As a Member of Congress, he was not controversial. He was on the Agriculture Committee. He was a member of Bill Clinton's moderate Democratic Leadership Council. Mike Espy was successful in attracting a substantial portion of the white vote in his district.