Sid Salter

Salter: By Design or Circumstances, 2018 Elections Proving Confusing to State Voters

Confused about the 2018 elections in Mississippi? You likely aren’t alone. Mississippi voters will elect two U.S. senators in the 2018 elections. There is a...

Salter: Hyde-Smith’s Stumble on Trump’s Backing Points Up McDaniel’s Political Gordian Knot

About 333 years before the birth of Christ, historians believe Alexander the Great marched his troops into the Phrygian capital of Gordium in what...

Salter: McDaniel Seems to Think State Voters Can’t Separate Truth from Fiction

OK, so the latest political tantrum from state Sen. Chris McDaniel operates on this narrative – he “demands” that Mississippi television stations stop running...

Salter: High Court Review of South Dakota Case May Provide Bridge to New Revenue...

As state officials scramble for resources to address infrastructure concerns in the wake of the closure of over 100 Mississippi bridges deemed unsafe by...

Salter: Special Election Offers Mississippi Democrats a Shot at the Alabama Senate “Miracle”

Mississippi Democrats are hoping for a repeat of the political “miracle” that handed their counterparts in Alabama a U.S. Senate seat last December. Alabama voters...

Salter: Hyde-Smith, McDaniel Both Have State Senate Records to Compare

On March 21, state Sen. Chris McDaniel sent yet another installment of an email blast for a fundraising come-on he entitled the “Remember Mississippi...

Salter: In Hyde-Smith, McDaniel Will Face a Tough, Formidable Opponent Who Can Hit Back

State Sen. Chris McDaniel said famously last month that “I’m looking for a fight” in either challenging incumbent Mississippi U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker’s re-election...

Even GOP Master Strategist Karl Rove Can’t Predict Clear, Easy Future

During a quiet dinner here at a usually packed downtown restaurant rendered nearly vacant by spring break, I had an opportunity to break bread...

Sid Salter: Good Ole Boys Syndicate

To say that I like, appreciate and admire U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is a gross understatement. I think the majority of Mississippians – rich...

Sid Salter: Good Ole Boys Syndicate

To say that I like, appreciate and admire U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is a gross understatement. I think the majority of Mississippians – rich...