Childers To Report $277K In Q2
According to Politico, Rep. Travis Childers raised $277,000 in the third quarter fundraising period and has more than $903,000 cash on hand. While Nunnelee had a stronger quarter than Childers, the Democrats’ COH total will surely dwarf what Nunnelee is reporting- whose campaign actually has not released what that total will be yet.
Group sues to block vote on Personhood initiative. Several media outlets reported yesterday that Jackson attorney Robert McDuff is leading a lawsuit against the state in an attempt to prohibit the Personhood initiative from being on the 2011 ballot- calling it unconstitutional. The defendant in the lawsuit is Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, while Jim Hood’s office will defend the state. According to the AP article, Hood expects to receive held from supporters of the initiative. I imagine the AG will have no trouble finding attorneys from groups like Liberty Counsel who will do the work
Les Riley, who lead the signature gathering initiative, said this on Facebook last night: “ACLU has filed a lawsuit to try to stop the Mississippi Personhood Amendment from being on the ballot. We know the law is on our side, but it would not be a stretch for courts who deny the right to life of unborn children would try to deny the rights of Mississippi voters to have a voice. Please pray. It is the might of our Father in which we place our trust.”
As for political ramifications, there was bipartisan support for the initiative so it will be interesting to see who speaks up now that the suit has been filed. Hosemann confirmed his support saying voters should have a say on the issue; I would expect others to follow.
NAACP’s road to irrelevance. I haven’t written much about the NAACP on this blog because they are now largely irrelevant. Because of their name and history, they will always command headlines and attention- but to find some positive the group is actually doing today would leave you scratching your head. They are nothing more than an arm of the Democratic Party doing their bidding hoping their name will make you think they aren’t some radical liberal organization.
The once proud group that stood up against Jim Crow half a century ago is now reduced to calling Tea Party members racist. Really? My only reaction to that is they must have a lot of time on their hand and little else to do.
Fundraisers for Democrats. Bill Luckett noted that he will be attending the Mississippi Democratic Party’s fundraiser on July 27; while fellow gubernatorial hopeful Johnny DuPree held a fundraiser in Jackson Tuesday night.