Tuesday Election Notebook
MS-01: The Desoto Times Tribune has a nice write-up on Gail Giaramita, who is running as a Constitutional Party candidate for this seat, with a little background on the candidate. She previously ran for the state legislature as a Republican, but said she no longer embraces many views held by the GOP establishment.
MS-01: Talking Points Memo’s obsession with Angela McGlowan continues. In a sarcastic headline, “Keeping the Dream Alive,” they wonder if more GOPers will support social security privatization. Doesn’t take much to realize what they are doing- they think this is a winning issue for Democrats and trying to use it against Republicans.
MS-01: Travis Childers has also spoken about privatization when he said this in a recent email blast: “Mississippians are also being threatened by some in Congress who plan to resurrect Social Security privatization, a policy that was soundly rejected by the American people during the previous administration. I have responded strongly in defense of Social Security and have called on all Members to reject a plan that would gamble the financial security of millions of hard-working Americans in our volatile stock market.”
MS-01: Writing on his Facebook wall, Henry Ross announced that he signed the Mount Vernon Statement, which he calls “a pledge to recommit our country to limited, God-Centered Constitutional government.” You can learn more about this at themountvernonstatement.com.
MS-01: There’s a lot of stuff out there essentially saying Angela McGlowan isn’t “really black” because she is a conservative and a Republican. That said, I think this random blogger takes the cake for going over the top by referring to McGlowan as a “wanna be Black Sarah Palin.”
MS-04: Mississippi Democratic ED Sam Hall says this about Gene Taylor: “Some Democrats are angry at him because of his votes on health care and the stimulus package…But every two years, the overwhelming majority of is constituents- Democrats and Republicans- return him to Washington because they know he is a voice for the Fourth Congressional District of Mississippi first and foremost…Good luck, Congressman Taylor. We’re happy to have you as our nominee for Congress, and we support you wholeheartedly!”
2011 Gov: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Luckett spoke with the Voters League in Itta Bena last Thursday and the Greenwood Commonwealth covered his speech. Here is some of what Luckett said, which looks to be the themes of his campaign: “Production of renewable fuels, improvement of roads and bridges, enhanced promotion of tourism, better-funded law enforcement, increased and innovative manufacturing efforts, and standing firmly behind our farmers means that we can- and we will- move forward.”
Trent Lott: Kind of an interesting find here. In Karl Rove’s upcoming book, Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative, Rove said this about Trent Lott and his removal as Senate Majority Leader: “Lott blames me for forcing him out as Senate majority leader following his comments suggesting America would have been better off if a segregationist had been elected president in 1948. But there was a moment when I could have offered advice that might have kept him from losing public support and forfeiting the trust of his GOP senatorial colleagues. I didn’t take the moment to disagree with his rosy (and incorrect) assessment that the issue was going away. Pressing him to do an immediate and full apology that showed he understood how badly he had offended many Americans might have kept him in the majority-leader post.”