Monday Morning Election Notebook
A couple notes on the 2011 elections…
** Bobby Moak has a fundraiser to benefit his Believe PAC at the Beau Rivage this Wednesday. The $1,000 per couple fundraiser will feature special guest John Grisham, himself a former member of the state legislature. For $5,000, you can become a “Gulf Coast VIP,” and receive a copy of Grisham’s new book The Litigators, along with a photo. Check out the invite here.
** Phil Bryant received the endorsement of the Mississippi Business Journal on Sunday. You can read it here.
** The Mississippi Press, out of Pascagoula, endorsed Dave Dennis and Billy Hewes in an editorial on Sunday. You can read it here.
** Hewes is up with a new spot talking about his proposal which would mandate drug testing for those on welfare. You can view the ad here.
** And Reeves also has his own new ad, “Basketball.” Watch it here.
** Lucien Smith has a new ad out. You can view it here.
** Mike Huckabee, who endorsed Lynn Fitch not too long ago, cut a radio ad for the state treasurer candidate. You can listen to the ad here.
** Here is the Clarion-Ledger write up of the Democrats Jefferson-Jackson-Hammer dinner and fundraiser over the weekend. The party faithful heard a message from James Carville and dedicated the dinner to outgoing Speaker Billy McCoy.
** The Gulf Coast 912 Project recently wrapped up their endorsements, backing Billy Hewes over Tate Reeves along with Travis Rose over incumbent Leonard Bentz in the Southern District PSC race. In legislative races, they are supporting Kent Alexander (HD 93), Jeff Wallace (HD 121), and Brice Wiggins over incumbent Sen. Tommy Moffatt (SD 52).
** The Mississippi Educators Association, the statewide teacher’s union, put their support behind Johnny DuPree and Bill Luckett last week.
** Speaking of endorsements for Luckett, his campaign touted the backing of Brown Miller, a labor organizer who is also actively involved with the state Democratic Party. One interesting note is that the campaign press release include Brown’s hometown in the subject headline; the first time I remember them doing this. Brown’s hometown? Hattiesburg, hometown of Johnny DuPree.
** Max Phillips has released his second ad of the campaign cycle, “Supper.” You can view the ad here.