Political PrognosticationsBy Lawayne Childrey | Published 01 Nov 2010 11:45am |
Some state political analyst are making their predictions regarding today's elections. MPB's Lawayne Childrey reports it won’t be an easy road for any candidate but no one is taking bids especially on the 4th district congressional race.
Over the past two decades U.S. representative Gene Taylor from Bay St Louis, has easily held his 4th District seat thru numerous election cycles. Marty Wiseman, with the Stenniss Institute of Government says this year's race is different. Republic Stephen Palazzo, he says, has been riding a wave of Tea Party Politics.
"Not that his campaign is so dynamic that it overtook anybody he just kind of was there on the surfboard waiting on the wave that is gonna lift a lot of republicans. But I think that it will be so close that we'll all wanna check on it every hour or so."
A group of state political analysis took part in an election eve panel discussion at the Stennis Capitol Press Luncheon in Jackson. That's where Stephen Rozman, Director For Civic Engagement at Tougaloo College gave his prediction for the 4th district race.
"I think his base realizes some of the people on the coast, the dock workers, labor people, that he's still a democrat that makes a difference. It may not be very appetizing for them to do so but I think they will. But basically I don't think that Taylor can be easily outflanked and I think people have identified with him. He’s gonna lose some votes here but whether that'll be enough to push Palazzo over the top I don't."
Polls will be open today from 7am to 7pm. Lawayne Childrey MPB News.
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