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June 25, 2014 9:21 AM Sui Generis

By Ed Kilgore

Aside from the obvious bad aroma of Republicans arguing about whether black folks should be allowed to vote in their primaries, the question does arise: does Cochran’s victory set any sort of precedent, or represent a victory for broad-minded Republicans as against the ideologues?

I asked myself that question, and the more I thought about it, Mississippi is just sui generis, as are Thad Cochran and the state’s political parties. Or that’s what I concluded in my TPMCafe column late last night. Check it out.

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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