Mississippi Politics: The Struggle for Power, 1976-2008, Second Edition
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:9/28/2009 - University Press of Mississippi
By: Jere Nash, Andy Taggart
Originally published in 2006, Mississippi Politics quickly became the definitive work on the states recent political history, campaigns, legislative battles, and litigation, as well as how Mississippi shaped and was shaped by national and regional trends.A central theme of the 2006 edition was the state's gradual transition from a Democratic surety to a Republican stronghold. For this updated edition, authors Jere Nash and Andy Taggart examine the aftermath of the 2007 gubernatorial and 2008 presidential elections--and all the fireworks in between.This new edition adds a chapter covering the last two years and includes analyses of the 2007 and 2008 statewide, legislative, and federal elections: the resignations of Senator Trent Lott and Congressman Chip Pickering: the indictments of Richard Scruggs and other prominent lawyers: President Barack Obama's influence on the state's 2008 voting dynamics: and the election of House Speaker Billy McCoy.