If Steve Bannon gets his way, Mississippi’s two long-serving, Republican Senators won’t be in office much longer.

For an African American to win statewide in Mississippi, it will require a candidate with broad appeal to voters, political experts say.

The model often used as an example is former 2nd District U.S. Rep. Mike Espy, who was in Congress from 1987 to 1993. He was then appointed as the first black U.S. Agriculture Secretary by then-President Bill Clinton.

Leslie McLemore, a retired Jackson State University political science professor, has said for an African American to win a statewide election will require a candidate who appeals to black voters and white voters. He said Espy was an example of a candidate who appealed to…