Rodney Hall Elected First Black Republican in Mississippi State House Since Reconstruction

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Some good news out of Mississippi for a change. On Tuesday, Rodney Hall, a first-time candidate for State House District 20 (Desoto County), won his race by 10 points. Hall is a Mississippi rarity: A Black Republican. He is also the first Black Republican to be elected to the Mississippi State House since Reconstruction—over 146 years.

When the race was called, Hall took to his Facebook page again to thank his supporters.

Victory for Desoto County!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your unwavering support has brought us this incredible victory. To all the voters who believed in our vision and cast their ballots, you have my deepest gratitude.

I want to extend a kind word to my opponent. Running for office is never an easy task, and I appreciate their dedication to our community.

As we look to the future, know that this victory is not just about one person; it’s about all of us. It’s about Desoto County thriving, Mississippi flourishing, and our shared values leading the way.

I am committed to seeing every corner of our beloved Desoto County and our great state prosper. Your trust in me fuels my determination to work tirelessly for a better tomorrow.

Let’s remember, this isn’t the end; it’s just the beginning. With your support, we’ll shape a future full of opportunities!

Thank you, Desoto County!

From an interview nine months ago, it is clear Hall has larger goals, and apparently, the national Republican Party plans to capitalize on this. If nothing else, Hall will be a fresh voice within the Republican supermajority in Mississippi.

 

 

 

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