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Thursday Election Notebook

April 8, 2010
tags: 2010 House, MS-01, MS-04, Republican National Committee
by Brett

MS-01: Alan Nunnelee sent out a lengthy e-mail highlighting many of the things he has done and supported during his time in the state Senate.

MS-01: Here is a three minute clip of Henry Ross speaking at the Tea Party Express event in Tupelo over the weekend.

MS-01: Ross also sent out a press release following the event, touching on a common theme for his campaign: we need a conservative fighter in DC, not career politicians, saying both Republicans and Democrats are part of the problem.

MS-01: Angela McGlowan has to be happy with the past 24 hours. She won a Tea Party straw poll (for what that was worth), was featured prominently in a story about black Tea Party activists, and got her picture on the Drudge Report as a result. She also moved her way up into the Top 20 Google trends search for awhile yesterday.

MS-01: McGlowan said this about the Tea Party straw poll results: “Thanks to everyone who supported me in the Tea Party straw poll this weekend. 70% is a great number.”

MS-01: Alan Nunnelee issued a new presser on Tuesday titled ‘Why, Travis, why?’ In it, Nunnelee calls Travis Childers out for not backing repeal of the new healthcare legislation.

MS-01: Here are some more Tea Party express pictures to check out. These are courtesy of the Tupelo Tea Party.

MS-04: The Magnolia Report has a new poll this week asking who will be the GOP nominee in the Fourth District. Joe Tegerdine is leading the unscientific poll by a large margin.

MS-04: Here is a copy of the full press release sent out by the Palazzo camp announcing their First Quarter fundraising numbers.

MS-04: Both Joe Tegerdine and Steven Palazzo will be at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this weekend. One point of interest is that Palazzo will be having a fundraiser on Saturday with Haley Barbour.

RNC: Haley Barbour, who many are hoping will be the next RNC chair, spoke about Michael Steele and the problems he is having on CNN a couple days ago.

RNC: Probably the memorable line from that interview occurred when Barbour was asked if he thought race had anything to do with the short leash on Michael Steele. Barbour, in classic form, responded: “When you’re a fat redneck like me and got an accent like mine, you can say, ‘Well, they’re going to hold me to a higher standard.”

6 Comments leave one →
  1. CaptDeacon permalink
    April 8, 2010 8:10 am

    The Magnolia Report is unscientific, which says something about it’s limitations. But that also means enthusiastic voters can state their preferences without a polling person in the way. So, the results are interesting to say the least. In other words, $125,000 can’t buy this result.

  2. Chris permalink
    April 8, 2010 8:48 am

    No money can’t buy results, but people can spam polls to make themselves or their campaign look good. I believe Tegerdine has encouraged his supporters to vote in this and put a link on his Facebook page.

    • mspolitics82 permalink
      April 8, 2010 12:41 pm

      Surely, you are not even trying to insinuate that Palazzo’s people haven’t been ‘working the network’ telling people to vote on this poll, now are you???? Coz if you are, you really are making yourself look silly! It’s all the same on these unscientific online polls….no matter if the poll topic is about candidates or an issue.

      Bottom line, the only poll that is going to matter is on June 1 and November 5….money or no money.

  3. Red permalink
    April 8, 2010 2:11 pm

    I was going to leave this alone but I cannot. Ross would be a career politician if he could have won a re-election as judge or mayor. And McGlowan how many people are 70%? 46, 13, or 59?

  4. Mike permalink
    April 8, 2010 3:24 pm

    I think Taylor is still very safe. It’s extremely difficult, as we all know, to unseat an incumbent in this state. And Taylor, despite all the tea party wrangling, is still quite popular in the 4th.

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