The recent Republican primary in Mississippi gained an inordinate amount of US media coverage because it embodies what they like best. Nothing major hinged on the outcome because both candidates pretty much have the same ideology and it fed a convenient storyline. It was an ideal candidate for consequence-free bloviating.
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