We Surround Them – Jones County To Endorse Palazzo
In the Fourth District, We Surround Them- Jones County (part of the national 9-12 project) announced an endorsement of Steven Palazzo yesterday with an event scheduled with the group and the candidate toward the end of August.
The presser said (in part):
“We Surround Them – Jones County believes a candidate should embody the spirit of the Founding Fathers and Founding Principles, which is lacking with our current Congress. We Surround Them – Jones County believe Steven Palazzo is the most qualified Fourth Congressional District candidate for Congress who meets those qualifications.
America is at a crossroads with many challenges, and Steven Palazzo will better serve south Mississippi and our Country during these perilous times as Mississippi’s Fourth Congressional District U.S. House of Representative. Steven currently serves the State of Mississippi in the Mississippi Legislature and has proven that he is willing to lead the charge against nationalized healthcare and in support of Mississippi sovereignty. After being sworn into office, Steven pledges as our U.S. Representative that his first vote will be against Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House.”
As we had noted many times in the primary season, many of these groups were on board with Joe Tegerdine. There continues to be some differences through the independent Tea Party/ 912 groups. For example, a South Mississippi blog reported in June that the Mississippi Gulf Coast 912 Project opted against a new endorsement after Tegerdine lost the primary.
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Taylor opposes casino. Rep. Gene Taylor has also come out against the proposed casino, becoming the most prominent Democrat to do so. He argued that the casino doesn’t have the local support to be profitable.
Barbour’s approval rating fails to make headlines. Considering the number of times national polls calculate the governor’s approval rating (hint: not often), you would think it would attract at least some attention outside of blogs (here and Y’all Politics). Mississippi Press (Gulf Live) had a story out this morning, but was really the first place in the mainstream media to mention anything. If Barbour had an approval rating of, say, 35 percent, do you think we would have seen some stories about how the budget cuts or response to the oil spill was hurting the governor?