Campaign Notes From SD4 & SD8
A couple quick campaign notes from the races in SD 4 and SD 8:
** In SD 8, a judge rejected Marshall Coleman’s challenge to the Democratic primary results from August. Russell Jolly was certified the winner, but Coleman protested on account of what he saw as voting irregularities that may have put him in a runoff with Jolly. Yesterday, Circuit Judge Ashley Hines granted Jolly’s motion to dismiss the challenge.
Jolly said this in a statement: “We are pleased that the Court followed the law and dismissed Mr. Coleman petition. We were confident that there was no merit to the contest and that the clear will of the voters could be ascertained through the August 2 election results. The circuit clerks and poll workers in Grenada, Chickasaw, Lee and Calhoun counties held a fair and clean election and should be commended. We are glad to have the election contest behind us and look forward to continuing to spread our message of job growth, improving public schools, and preserving conservative values.”
** Public school teachers in Corinth have been using their school email to set up a fundraiser for Democrat Eric Powell, which took place yesterday. Here is a copy of the email I received:
It was then forwarded on to about 60 other teachers, all also using their school email.
Earlier this year, Powell received a $500 contribution from MAE- the teacher’s union.