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Friday Election Notebook

March 26, 2010
tags: 2010 House, 2011 Lt. Governor, 2011 Speaker, MS-01, MS-04
by Brett

MS-01: Henry Ross continues his assault on Travis Childers with his latest email yesterday. Ross knocked Childers for quietly opposing the bill rather than recruiting fellow Democrats to join him in opposition; and for refusing to support repeal of the new healthcare legislation.

MS-01: Angela McGlowan was also critical of Childers, issuing a press release saying “Travis Childers refuses to go to the mat for Mississippians and vow to repeal Obamacare.” Whoever wins the GOP primary, I doubt this is the last we have heard about this issue.

MS-01: In light of Childers’ opposition to repealing healthcare reform, the NRCC said this in a statement: “Travis Childers may have voted against the bill, but make no mistake: he supports government-run healthcare. In fact, he’s fine with Obamacare reigning as the law of the land once it’s signed. North Mississippians now know why Childers aided and abetted the president’s efforts to pass it by waiting until the 11th hour to announce his stance.”

MS-01: McGlowan made a name for herself speaking at Tea Parties over the past year or so, and today sent out a press release stating that she was invited to speak at an event in Searchlight, Nevada- the hometown of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The event is tomorrow at 2, although it is unclear to me if McGlowan will be there.

MS-01: Travis Childers said this after the dust settled on the final healthcare reconciliation vote, which cleared the House 220-207 yesterday: “Last weekend, I was unable to support the Senate health care bill or reconciliation legislation, and my position remains the same. The only changes made to the reconciliation language since then have been unrelated to the health care portion of the bill or to the cost of overall health care reform legislation, a primary concern of mine. I still know how important health care reform is and I will continue to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle towards reform that makes sense for North Mississippi.” Here is an interactive roll call map.

MS-02: Bill Marcy, a Republican hoping to unseat Bennie Thompson, has a new campaign website which includes info about Marcy, issues, news, and more.

MS-04: Steven Palazzo has a new campaign theme and fundraising pitch of sorts: ‘Fire Pelosi by Retiring Taylor.’ In a press release, he continued to rail against Gene Taylor for his vote for Nancy Pelosi, and was able to tie in the chairmanships of Barney Frank and Charlie Rangel with that vote.

2011 Lt. Gov: Brian Perry has an insightful column on the three Republicans running- or likely to run- for the number two post in 2011. So far, state Sen. Billy Hewes is the only Republican to outright declare his candidacy, while Perry also believes Treasurer Tate Reeves and Auditor Stacey Pickering will join the field. Of course, this leads to the next question: who will run for Treasurer and Auditor?

2011 Speaker: Speculation has circled around state Rep. Bobby Moak (D-Bogue Chitto) making a run for Speaker in January, 2012. Moak called it speculation at this point, but a $214,000 campaign chest is mighty impressive.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Raiseya permalink
    March 26, 2010 7:14 pm

    I thank everyone working to replace any Dem in office in MS. The past 15 months of Dem ‘leadership’ in DC should open your eyes to the disaster in progress that is destroying jobs and liberty for all Americans.

    The Repubs have not been saints either and vigorous primary challenges to Repub incumbents are in order too. We need people in office with great respect for the original intent of the Founders. That intent was for a limited, non intrusive federal government.

    Joe Tegerdine is one such candidate running for Taylor’s seat in MS-04.

  2. ICAUCUS Member permalink
    March 26, 2010 10:07 pm

    Joe Tegerdine has been endorsed by the Independence Caucus nonpartisan member national organization that promotes select candidates who commit to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.

    This endorsement cannot be purchased but only attained through a very intense multi-level vetting process.
    To find out more about Joe Tegerdine, our ICAUCUS candidate, please visit his website at

    We welcome concerned Americans to join our efforts and send a donation to help elect Joe Tegerdine the most Constitutional candidate.

  3. mspolitics82 permalink
    March 27, 2010 1:28 am

    Palazzo is wise to make this tie between Taylor and Pelosi (some may wonder what took him so long; but you have to remember he did not qualify as a candidate until late February). I am glad to see him following suit with what Joe Tegerdine has been doing on the campaign trail for almost a year now. Perhaps, by the time the General Election gets here, those “hard of hearing” Republicans who have been voting for Taylor will GET THE MESSAGE and quit voting for his sorry you know what.

  4. CaptDeacon permalink
    March 27, 2010 8:53 am

    It’s nice that he makes the link to Pelosi, et al, but the key point for people living in disctrict 4 is that for way tooooooo long, Gene has been working to represent Washington to us rather than working as our elected servant to represent US in Washington. Joe Tegerdine has immense respect for the Constitution and the intent of the founding fathers and seeks to take their wisdom to Washington to be one voice to say “stop” to this socialistic madness that is creeping out of Washington and infecting the greatest country the world has ever seen. I support Joe Tegerdine and I ask you to support Joe Tegerdine!

  5. PEACEMAKER permalink
    March 28, 2010 5:36 pm

    We have travelled too far down this road of politicians. I am looking for a “STATESMAN”! It seems when ever we send a politician to Washington, they may not sell their vote, they simply find reasons that are of such epic importance that they must “compromise”. In my opinion, the truth should never be compromised. I know Joe Tegerdine and I am supporting Joe Tegerdine. He will not compromise the truth. He will not, to paraphrase a great statesman, surrender liberty in exchange for convenience.

  6. Princess Sophia permalink
    March 28, 2010 7:33 pm

    People keep talking about getting rid of the incumbants, but they seem to forget that it’s the party that picks the candidate. Joe was picked by the people not the party. He gets my vote.

  7. brenda keyes permalink
    March 29, 2010 9:34 am

    I respectfully disagree with you Princess Sophia. Partys never elect candidates. People do. A party is merely a group of people who collectively agree that an individual candidate best represents their party’s beliefs. I fully believe that whether it be Tegredine or Palazzo you will know that the PEOPLE have elected him.

  8. Peacemaker permalink
    March 29, 2010 2:47 pm

    I suppose someone wants you to believe that I support Joe Tegerdine. I don’t. Someone is using a similar nickname to mine and creating pro Tegerdine posts. Deception? Yes. Hijinks? of course. It is chidlish behavior to attempt to manipulate opinion and/or simply to irritate me. It is probably the latter considering that most who post here already have chosen their candidate in the CD4 race. My posts are not anything special, but obviosly have caught the eye of someone who cant stand my neutrality. The majority of my posts focus on the process and keeping a clean race. I want the winner of the primary to be able to beat Taylor.

    I don’t drink koolaid from any campaign. Even ones I like. The “man of the people” “not a politician” propaganda is koolaid also. If you are running for office with the desire to change policy – Then you are a politician. Look it up. What the posters usually mean is “career” politician. Implying that the opponent is one. Taylor certainly is, but Palazzo is not considering he is on his first full term as a State legislator. If one really wants to help their candidate donating money or talking to neighbors is far more effective than filling up the comment section of a blog with testimonials similar to those used to promote viagra. Ron Paul won the blog wars of 2008, but got less than 3% of the MS primary vote (7% in CD4). If his supporters would have spent more time doing the things that matter his numbers would have been better even though he still would have lost.

    I could spend hours talking about what is wrong with Tegerdine and Palazzo, but it wont help beat Taylor. The bottom line is either of those men would be better representing CD4 than Gene. CD4 still has a slim chance of flipping that seat, but the window is closing. A contested primary helps build support provided that the participants don’t beat each other up too much and can find a way to come together once a nominee is chosen.

    • mspolitics82 permalink
      March 30, 2010 11:28 am

      Very well put, #1 Peacemaker….I DO SUPPORT JOE TEGERDINE, but, your words seem to have been wisely chosen and of honest intent. I agree that at the end of the day, both Republican candidates MUST, MUST, MUST come together if Taylor is going to Bay St. Louis for an extended stay; yet, even a primary candidate is going to have to distinguish himself from the others in the primary in order to garner support….otherwise all candidates would appear no different than each other. In this race, Palazzo’s team seems to have chosen the “I’m FROM Mississippi” mantra, while Tegerdine’s team has zeroed in on Joe’s “populist” and “statesman-like” appeal. Now, granted, each guy has some weak spots, and it’s okay to talk about them, but it’s better if the candidate lets the people talk and not himself. I see Palazzo’s biggest weakness as his vote to allow govt. to take private property for econ. develop. reasons. I see Tegerdine’s biggest weakness as his length of time in the state. The voters are going to have to decide which weakness is the most unnacceptable to them. Now, the key is going to be how each candidate overcomes HIS OWN weakness(es) and do so in an acceptable, appropriate way that will not alienate the “other guy” after the primary….coz each of these guys is going to need some for-sure, “FIRED UP” support from the other one in the General Election against Taylor.

  9. princess sophia permalink
    April 8, 2010 9:26 am

    Brenda I was referring not to the election, but to the candidate that was rolled out after the tea party turned in the needed signatures for voter ID. That candidate is Steve. Joe was in the race well before Steve and Joe even offered to let Steve run instead. Until the brown win he wasn’t interested.

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