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Monday Morning Election Notebook

July 25, 2011

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.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. SaltwaterAngler permalink
    July 25, 2011 11:10 am

    It’s a good thing Lucien has the picture of him leaning over Haley Barbour’s desk…. otherwise, what would he show off on every form of media he has?

  2. rankinlawyer permalink
    July 25, 2011 11:14 am

    Eighteen months of working with Haley….not much of a resume, is it?

  3. MSDawg permalink
    July 25, 2011 11:23 am

    MBJ endorsement is a bit surprising, seeing as they have taken many shots at Phil over the past few months….

    • July 25, 2011 11:34 am

      I was kind of surprised too. Wasn’t exactly a glowing endorsement though.

  4. Ivehadbetter permalink
    July 25, 2011 11:31 am

    I agree. Were they just taking him to task for the craft beer thing or was there another issue? Maybe the Miss USA thing?

  5. July 25, 2011 11:42 am

    Well it is sunny and clear to me why they selected Travis Rose over Leonard Bentz. I think the Gulf Coast 912 Tea Party Group is overall conservative and Leonard then bragged about his progressive ideas to force Mississippians to pay for a $2.2 BILLION carbon dioxide capturing cleaning transporting storing and selling. The consequences of the Leonard Bentz, Lynn Posey Cap and Trade venture will redistribute the wealth for a more Socially Just America. The Center for American Progress Loves Carbon capture and trading.
    Here is a youtube video called “Leonard Bentz talks to Voters.”

  6. I want to ask permalink
    July 25, 2011 12:43 pm

    Really BAD lucian commercial

  7. Dontreadonme permalink
    July 25, 2011 6:04 pm

    Bad, Bad, Billy… Here you go again growing more government. How in the world are you going to expect we the taxpayers, to pay for this increase in government. is it not enough that you want require these welfare recipients to work. Instead you support the import of illegal labor to fill the void, when work was prevalent at the turn of the century. Now the hard working taxpayer is having to afford more government for your political ploy. A bad bet on billy.

  8. Mustache Man permalink
    July 27, 2011 7:01 pm

    I heard that huckabee’s son in law has been on the fitch payroll for a while. Is that true? If so, that weakens the endorsement. Not that it was all that strong to begin with.

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