he seemed to keep his political powder dry in terms of TV time and other marketing, but that has seemed to change in recent days.
There are three women in the race and the most competitive by far is State Sen. Sally Doty of Brookhaven, an attorney with ties to Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi College School of Law. Polished, direct, and well-versed in the give and take of legislative politics, Doty exudes confidence. Geography may prove a challenge in that she will need a dominant showing in the southern counties in order to generate enough votes to make the runoff.
Healthcare consultant Morgan Dunn of Simpson County is a political novice, but has significant business experience. Her rhetoric during
the candidate forum was particularly harsh on the topic of “Obamacare” and other government regulation that impacts healthcare. She and her husband also own a restaurant in Magee. She's a graduate of Ole Miss.
Rounding out the GOP contenders is Katherine “Bitzi” Tate of Jackson. She is an educational consultant.
On the Democratic primary side, State Rep. Michael Ted Evans of Preston, a retired firefighter and currently a poultry grower, will face U.S. Navy veteran Michael Aycox of Newton, who has told the media that he is the first openly gay candidate to seek office in a Mississippi congressional race.
Reform Party candidate Matthew Holland is also seeking the Third District seat.
Sid Salter is a syndicated columnist. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.