Tuesday Election Notebook
MS-01: Henry Ross is out with his latest campaign video- a 30 second spot where he mentions the debate tonight being hosted by the Tea Party of Mississippi. It is at the Desoto Central High School gymnasium and starts at 7 p.m.
MS-01: Chris Cillizza at The Fix is out with his latest House rankings, and has Travis Childers’ seat currently listed as the 14th most competitive- which is down from 11th in the previous ranking. He said that Childers has a “fighting chance” partly due to what he considers the “disappointing fundraising” of Alan Nunnelee.
MS-01: Alan Nunnelee is out with a new campaign video titled Vision. It is a well done piece and very interesting story about Nunnelee who lost his eyesight while he was in college before having it restored through transplants.
MS-04: The Palazzo campaign sent out an e-mail update yesterday announcing the opening of a campaign headquarters: 13155 Highway 67, Ste. D, Biloxi, MS 39506
MS-04: Steven Palazzo spoke with WLOX giving about a nine minute interview where they talked about the race, the candidates and a host of issues that will be central in the campaign.
MS-04: Last week, Joe Tegerdine announced that he has signed the Patriot Pledge. This is a five point pledge that includes term limits, fully understanding all bills, spending government money prudently, refusing Congressional health and retirement benefits after leaving Congress, posting video/ transcript of all meetings and vowing not to become a lobbyist after serving in Congress. Tegerdine is the first candidate to sign the pledge.
MS-04: Steven Palazzo was mentioned in the National Journals’ Hotline blog listed among 15 Republicans who outraised incumbent Democrats in the First Quarter. They still do consider Gene Taylor the “overwhelming favorite.”
MS-Sen: I didn’t mention any of the Senate fundraising numbers because the next election is not until 2012, but I did look at the numbers from Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker. Cochran, who is expected to retire when his term ends in 2014, is reporting around $330,000 cash on hand (which is a small total for someone who has served since 1978). Wicker, who undoubtedly will be running for re-election, has around $350,000 COH- numbers that are not exactly thrilling though Wicker will likely face little challenge next time around.
Twitter: About a week ago, the Mississippi Center for Public Policy launched Mississippi Tweets- a one-stop site where you can follow legislator’s tweets live, find out what legislators have Twitter accounts, who is tweeting the most, and more.