Friday Election Notebook
In stunning news, it is apparent that there are stories from Mississippi not related to the Itawamba High School prom. From those of you who were readers before the prom controversy broke, and are here for that purpose, I now return you to your regular scheduled blogging.
MS-01: Chris Cillizza at The Fix looks at the 20 most competitive races for 2010 (as of today). He has MS-01 as number 11 on his list and says this: “At the start of the 2010 election cycle, we ranked this seat and Alabama’s 2nd district side by side. Both southern seats tilt heavily toward Republicans but were won by conservative Democrats able to distance themselves from the national party. Alabama’s 2nd is no longer on the Line as Rep. Bobby Bright (D) continues to prove his staying power. But, Rep. Travis Childers (D) is among the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents in the country for two reasons: 1) State Sen. Alan Nunnelee appears to be the real deal and 2) Childers raised an eye-poppingly bad $110,000 in the final three months of last year. (Previous ranking: 11)”
MS-01: According to CQ Politics, Angela McGlowan has her campaign team together. Anne Marie Turner will run the campaign, Ginger Whitwell will handle finances, and Sonny Scott of Rising Tide Media will serve as media consultant.
MS-01: The Les Green for Congress website is complete as he officially began his campaign yesterday. He also is starting up a campaign blog. And here is what the Independent candidate said in his first speech.
MS-02: This week, both Sid Salter and Brian Perry covered Bennie Thompson as he was cleared by the House Ethics Committee for being involved in the same Caribbean trip that was part of the undoing for Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY). And for what it’s worth, it is going to take a lot more than this to take Thompson down.
MS-03: Gregg Harper, today, announced that he has named Stanley Shows as his Campaign Director. Shows previously had served as Director of Constituent Services and Education Liaison for Harper.
MS-04: There is some footage on You Tube of Joe Tegerdine speaking in Hattiesburg earlier this week. The subject he spends a great deal of time on is the fact that he was not born in Mississippi, and has only lived here a couple years- something that’s obviously been hot debate on the blog.
2010 House: Here are the latest ratings from The Rothenberg Political Report when it comes to the 435 House seats that are up for re-election this fall. No movement in Mississippi, but a couple changes benefiting Republicans overall. Worth bookmarking and checking back upon for regular updates.
SD 36: Better late then never I suppose. The AP now has a story up regarding Albert Butler’s special election victory on Tuesday. The article is dated today- March 12, 2010. And that is why y’all are reading this blog- so you find out about this stuff when it actually happens.