Three U.S. Senators were in one room in Ridgeland Tuesday.
They're bragging about the tax reforms passed by the Republican-led Congress, but you may still be asking why.
The answer, it's an election year.
"We have a one vote margin,' explained Senator John Thune of South Dakota. "Right now, every race is extremely high stakes. Obviously, it's an unusual circumstance that we have two senate races in Mississippi this year, both of which we need to hang onto if we're going to hang onto our majority which I think is critical for our country."
Senator Thune is the third-highest ranking Republican in the Senate as Republican Conference Chairman. He's also in town to help raise money. Senator Roger Wicker noted that they're working with a narrow margin to get items like the recent tax cuts passed.
"In November, all of that is at stake," said Wicker.
Wicker will face a primary challenge from Richard Boyanton next month. Six Democrats, including House Democratic leader David Baria, will be on the Democratic primary ballot.
Mississippi hasn't had a Democrat in the U.S. Senate since 1989.
Senator Thad Cochran's retirement opened up an unusual opportunity that Democrats are hoping to take advantage of.