Hurricane Katrina has nearly knocked the
wind out of George Dale's re-election campaign for Mississippi
It's a job he's held for 32 years, making him the
longest-serving state insurance commissioner in the nation.
But he's been crisscrossing the state for weeks, trying to win
support in what's proven to be his toughest race.
His challenges include a strong opponent in the August 7th
Democratic Primary and a bitter dispute with Democrats over his
loyalty to the party.
But his biggest albatross may be an advertising campaign
financed by attorneys who represent policyholders in lawsuits
against the insurance industry over rejected Hurricane Katrina
Dale says had his first election been so -- quoting here --
"different" he might never have run again.