This Mississippi election last night was considered important on a national level. This was a historically Republican district, and the Republicans poured lots of time and money into this election in the hopes that they could retain this seat. Further, they tried very hard to make Obama a liability to the Democratic candiddate. It didn'twork.Another article discusses how important this Democratic victory is, and the possibility that it may protend huge majorities in Congress. There won't be any safe Republican seats in November.