Race a Factor in Mississippi Election

Race has become a major factor in the gubernatorial race in Mississippi. NPR's Tavis Smiley takes a closer look with Eric Springfellow, columnist with The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss. Smiley also talks to Barbara Blackmon, a candidate for lieutenant governor — if Blackmon wins on November 4, she will become the first black since Reconstruction to serve in state-wide office.



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