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Tuesday Election Notebook

February 16, 2010
tags: 2010 House, MS-01, MS-03, MS-04
by Brett

MS-01: Y’all Politics has the transcription of Angela McGlowan’s Gallo appearance from August.

MS-01: Patsy Brumfield at the Daily Journal has the latest on the e-campaign that is already in full force for both the GOP primary and the general election.

MS-01: The Clarion-Ledger has a little writeup on the race. Nothing new in it that you haven’t read here, but they do refer to McGlowan as the wild card to see if Tea Party support can translate into votes. I don’t know if we’ll get an honest assessment considering the Gallo interview.

MS-01: Do you notice a similarity between the official campaign logo for Angela McGlowan’s Congressional bid and Bob McDonnell’s successful gubernatorial campaign in Virginia?

MS-01: McGlowan’s interest in running for office can be traced back to at least 2005, where she says this in a Washington Post story: “One day, I hope to be an elected official in Congress with my father’s last name. He always wanted to run for office, but it was never politically correct for a black man to run. So, I’m living out his legacy. And I’m going to make sure that, when anybody comes to my office, with any message- even if it’s some coot- that they will get a letter or follow-up.”

MS-03: Presenting the official Gregg Harper campaign logo.

MS-04: Former State Rep. Mike Lott sent out an e-mail blast yesterday in support of Joe Tegerdine. In the e-mail, he recognized the possibility of another candidate in the GOP primary (Steven Palazzo), as he made a volunteer/ fundraising appeal.

MS-04: Republican Joe Tegerdine is apparently lending his support for former Rep. J.D. Hayworth who is challenging Sen. John McCain in the GOP primary for AZ-Sen. Writing on his Facebook wall, Tegerdine said this: “I am disappointed that any conservative would endorse John McCain… he is part of the problem, not the solution! Principle over party, the people over party loyalty!”

2010 House: We mentioned a story in the Commercial Appeal from about a week ago where they called the Mid-South ‘ground zero’ for GOP House prospects. The Clarion-Ledger goes a step further and looks at races in the South. Worth reading. One point that I haven’t heard mentioned much before reading it in this article: Southern Democrats who won in 2008 are not going to have either the anti-GOP atmosphere that was prevalent and (probably more importantly) the historically high African-American voter turnout that turned out in droves for Obama (and Democrats down the ticket).

4 Comments leave one →
  1. marmie permalink
    February 16, 2010 9:03 am

    Looks like McDonnell copied her logo before she decided to run. How original!!

  2. From The Coast... permalink
    February 16, 2010 9:26 am

    I agree with Tegerdine’s sentiment, but the ironic thing is that if voters here in the 4th district did vote because of party- Tegerdine would win. For Tegerdine to win…that is what he needs- voters to say I need to vote for the person with the R next to their name because I’m a Republican.

    • Matt permalink
      February 16, 2010 3:51 pm

      Coast is absolutely right on the whole irony thing in regards to Tegerdine’s comments on party loyalty. Tegerdine (or Palazzo’s) only chance to win in the general is if people in the 4th district just voted the party line.

  3. Mamma B. permalink
    February 16, 2010 5:30 pm

    I attended a town hall meeting last night where Joe Tegerdine addressed the people’s questions. It was evident that Joe Tegerdine will represent the people of the 4th district even over the Republican Party. I find Joe’s approach refreshingly new and a great improvement. Some voters will vote a party, some will vote a familiar name, but in the atmosphere of this Country today leads me to think the majority will vote for the leaders who will work for them. Joe impressed my socks off and I am willing to invest in his election for our future.

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