Monday Election Notebook
MS-01: Alan Nunnelee spoke about healthcare reform this morning, and offered this statement which includes nine bullets points for healthcare reform that he would support.
MS-01: Patsy Brumfield covered Alan Nunnelee’s press conference today (although you may think she did it on behalf of the Childers campaign). I think this offers a good perspective on what we should expect from the newspaper that doubled as Childers’ campaign HQs in 2008- apparently not much has changed this time around.
MS-01: Angela McGlowan seems to be getting a lot of attention from the liberal blog, Talking Points Memo. They wrote up a second story on her support for social security privatization, as outlined in a press release her campaign issued last week. On a side note, they said they are awaiting a response from the Nunnelee campaign. Hopefully they ignore the request, and realize no Republicans should be communicating with that blog.
MS-01: Independent candidate Les Green said he will officially begin his campaign on Thursday, according to the Daily Journal. His campaign kickoff event will be at noon at Gale Community Center on Elm Street in Hernando.
MS-02: WLBT has a very short write-up on George Bailey, a Clinton native, who is running in the GOP primary for the right to take on Bennie Thompson. Here is some of that story: “George Bailey is a Republican who says he is strong about his faith. Bailey is a former veteran who also worked in law enforcement. If elected, he says he wants to reform the corrections system, work with academic institutions and civil organizations.”
MS-04: Steven Palazzo will be speaking on Tuesday night at Southern Miss along with several GOP leaders including Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, Sen. Pro Term Billy Hewes, and GOP Chair Brad White.
MS-04: Palazzo’s primary opponent, Joe Tegerdine, will be speaking at the same event. Don’t expect much in the way of fireworks.
MS-04: A new pro-Tegerdine/ anti-Taylor website (www.genepelositaylor.com) has a couple posts up criticizing the incumbent and this post- it looks familiar, where have I seen it before?
2010 House: Here is one bloggers coverage on the four Congressional races that are up for grabs in the state this fall. He labeled Thompson, Harper and Taylor as safe, while giving the slight edge to Childers in the first.
2012 President: Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch will most likely support Mitt Romney in 2012 (as he did in 2008) should the former Massachusetts governor run again. And one of the two names he mentioned as a possible VP candidate is Haley Barbour. Should Haley not run in 2012, I imagine we will then begin to hear VP talks.