Pickering Likely To Run For Re-Election
Paul Gallo is speculating that Stacey Pickering, the state Auditor and rumored Lieutenant Governor candidate, will be sticking with his current job and running for re-election. If true, this makes sense on a number of levels. For one, he would be entering a crowded GOP primary for the number two that includes State Sen. Billy Hewes and likely Tate Reeves. And, for his own re-election chances, he looks to be in very good position to win another term.
The man Pickering defeated in 2007, Mike Sumrall, is a possible candidate to run again. Sumrall had one of the best showings for the Democrats in a losing cause last time around. His campaign website is still active although it has not been updated since ’07.
Fire Pelosi Bus Tour comes to MS-01. The RNC’s ‘Fire Pelosi Bus Tour’ is making a stop in every state in the lower 48 between now and the November election. The bus will stop in Southaven on September 23 at the Republican Victory Office on Getwell Road.
You can get more information from this website here. Considering Alan Nunnelee sent out a notification of the event and it is in the district he is running for; we could assume he will be there.
From Angela McGlowan… We gave former First District candidate Angela McGlowan some heat when she initially refused to endorse Alan Nunnelee after he defeated her and Henry Ross in their three-way primary back in June. She would come back to the fold and endorse him a week or two later.
Today, she said this on her Facebook page (most likely a response to Sen. Murkowski’s (R-AK) decision to launch a write-in campaign after losing her primary and the fighting over the Delaware primary): “I have been pretty distraught recently regarding the fighting in the Repub. Party. Regardless of what candidate you supported in a primary, it is important that we unite behind the nominee. Nobody likes to lose a race – believe me – but if our party wants to win in November, we must unite. We have an unique opportunity to spread our message of prosperity and win. Let’s focus on that and let the past stay in the past.”
Democrat won’t commit to Pelosi. Rep. Chet Edwards (D-TX) made plenty of news yesterday when he stated that he could not commit to voting for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker should he win another term. Edwards, who has served 10 terms, is in the re-election fight of his life. This is rather interesting because about two years Pelosi was touting Edwards as a possible candidate for Vice President.
What we have heard from Edwards is the same thing a lot of vulnerable Dems are saying. They proclaim they cannot commit to Pelosi, but still certainly leaving the door should they win another term. It would be a lot more definitive if a Democrat would flat out say they would not support Pelosi. Because at this point, you ought to know whether or not you will like the job Pelosi is doing.
How Travis Childers has avoided giving a serious answer to a similar question is beyond me.
Palazzo opening more offices. The Steven Palazzo camp has announced the opening of two new campaign office over the next week or so. This includes ribbon-cutting ceremonies on the 23rd in Picayune one in Gulfport on the 27th.