Does Ole Miss Tilt Left?

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

On the eve of a Mississippi runoff for a U. S. Senate seat, the question is a germane one. “At the University of Mississippi, locally known as Ole Miss, 7.8 percent of donations were given by employees to Republican politicians or political organizations, while 92.2 percent donated to Democrats,” Grace Gottschling reports on the Campus Reform site maintained by the Leadership Institute. “While Republicans received higher value donations, only 15 Ole Miss employees donated, compared to the 177 employees who gave to Democrats.”

“Seven Ole Miss faculty members donated $60,064 to Republican causes between Jan. 1, 2017 and Oct. 22, 2018, while 107 faculty members donated $48,799.77 to Democrat organizations and politicians. Only eleven Ole Miss administrators made political donations. No administrators donated to Republicans, but rather to Democrat organizations like Randy Wadkins’ congressional campaign, which Wadkins lost.”