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May 28, 2014 8:12 AM South Bound

By Ed Kilgore

As noted in the Daylight Video, my mother has died—suddenly and peacefully—at her home in Georgia. I’m headed southwards today, and since I’m next of kin, Martin Longman will be filling in for me the next few days.

Speaking of the South, I’ve got a column up at TPMCafe this morning analyzing the Mississippi Senate race in terms of ancient southern stereotypes of what a politician should and shouldn’t do to “stay in touch” with constituents.

And I won’t get a chance to comment on yesterday’s Texas runoffs, though suffice it to say that the Year of the Republican Establishment narrative of Campaign ‘14 took another hit in the Lone Star State.

But all that seems pretty distant at the moment. See you in a short while.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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