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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Deep in the Heart of Dixie

By Keith Schmitz

Spent part of my day at Neeley's Bar-B-Q in Memphis and the other in a place called Olive Branch, MS. The significance, other than having a project for a client, is that Olive Branch is in the Mississippi first Congressional District.

Tonight the GOP lost that seat in a special election to Democrat Travis Childers. The GOP dropped something like $1.3 million, augmented by GOP shadow groups in support of Greg Davis.

The place where I was had Davis signs all over. There were Davis leaflets on the cars at the local Krogers.

No matter. In a district that probably matches up in partisan breakdown to the Wisconsin 5th, the GOP saw another seat slip away.

The pundits can talk all they want. This year will not be pretty for the GOP.

Who knows? Maybe Paul Ryan might feel hot breath at the back of his neck?

The GOP and those that have steered it to the hard right earned it. And in the MS-01 gas is only $3.55 a gallon.

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