Democrats in both houses have had a time holding their members together. Freshman Rep. Jason White (D-West) has voted with his Republican colleagues on every issue. But White has not been the only problem for Democrats.
Several veteran Democrats, mostly notably Rep. George Flaggs (D-Vicksburg) has opted out of voting altogether on most votes. This has been the case even on highly partisan issues like castigating the power of Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood.
Senate Democrats also saw some members of their caucus vote in favor of HC33, which would clearly disempower non-leadership members.
This is setting up an interesting dynamic. How will the Democratic voting bases in these members’ districts respond? Will they even care? This should be a discussion Democrats are having as they organize the party moving forward.