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CNN analyst to preview elections for Delta Council

STONEVILLE, Miss. — For the third consecutive year, CNN election night political analyst Stu Rothenberg will speak to the board of directors and Delta 1000 members about the upcoming November elections. Of the 34 Senate seats up for grabs in November, 19 are currently held by Democrats and 15 are held by Republicans, giving most oddsmakers the idea that the Republicans are less vulnerable to lose their majority in the United States Senate.

In early forecasts, Rothenberg has pointed out that Senate seats currently held by Republicans in Illinois, Alaska, and Colorado will be extremely tough races. He has also pointed out that races in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida will be extremely tight, with unprecedented levels of campaign spending in all four Southeast states.

“Stu Rothenberg has brought a special insight into the nation’s political races to the Delta for the past two years. We are grateful he has agreed to come back this year… in a hotly contested election year with so much at stake to give our crowd his views based on the political research he has done,” said Dan Branton, Delta Council president from Washington County, Miss.

The Delta Council annual meeting will be held Friday, May 7, in the Bologna Performing Arts Center on the campus of Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss. The meeting, which will be highlighted by a keynote address from Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, is sponsored by BankPlus, Delta Regional Medical Center, Federal Land Bank Association, KBH, and Morgan Keegan.


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