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Taylor Hits Palazzo On Insurance

October 23, 2010
tags: 2010 House, Gene Taylor, MS-04
by Brett

Got a couple updates from the Gene Taylor campaign over the past couple as they are really in uncharted territory facing a pure toss-up nine days from the election. Here is the latest ad from Taylor. He knocks Steven Palazzo on insurance where the incumbent channels his post-Katrina days when he became a hero for battling the insurance companies, including State Farm who is also mentioned in the spot.

I asked a Republican on the Coast with knowledge of the race about the less than professional nature of the Taylor ads. We know the campaign has the funds. I was told the campaign likes them for their down home, personable feel.

Taylor also sent out a press release titled 3.7 billion reasons to re-elect Congressman Taylor. There is no denying the appetite for federal money that many Mississippians (especially the lawmakers) have, but we have not see a lot of Democrats in competitive races bragging about their success at delivering money for their districts (however important the money is). Here is part of the presser:

“In fiscal year 2010, Congressman Gene Taylor requested–and Congress authorized and appropriated–$3.7 billion for 13 South Mississippi national defense projects.

Below is the list of these 13 projects at 9 South Mississippi companies where proud and patriotic South Mississippians work to provide for their families while they create the products we need to protect our nation.”

You can read about those projects here. A big part of Taylor’s campaign has been his seniority and ability to deliver for his district. This certainly falls in that theme.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Mike permalink
    October 23, 2010 9:15 pm


    Based on the factual examination of Palazzo’s voting record on eminent domain (which exposes his lies pertaining to private property rights vs government power through eminent domain), not to mention the very plausible rumors surrounding his 125k first quarter fundraising (which on the surface appear to be illegal to any third grader), among other things that I’m sure of which you are aware….

    Why do you support him? Is a friend of yours? I’m just curious….

    It’s obvious that if you know Palazzo and support him it is not because you are concerned with honesty and principles (because they do not exist).

    So what are you concerned about from your GOP hopeful? What is it that you think he will provide for District 4?

    I know you are smart enough not to buy into the strict party lines b.s.. Unless Haley Barbour is your uncle or something.

    And if you are smart enough to manage and add content to this blog then you are also smart enough to know that if we back off and just look simply at numbers (government spending, support for the war, etc) that there is very little difference in the Democrats and Republicans.

    Honestly, I can tell you I don’t support either candidate. My question for you is why do you like Palazzo?

    • Give me a break.... permalink
      October 23, 2010 11:05 pm

      So there is no difference between Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner? No difference between Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell? Good grief.

  2. mspolitics82 permalink
    October 23, 2010 10:31 pm

    Mike, don’t hold your breath for a response…it will surprise me if you get one….or maybe my comment will spur one.

  3. Republican Dawg permalink
    October 23, 2010 11:03 pm

    I take it everything that is being written about Palazzo gaining- and possibly leading- must be true for the Tegerdine folks to pull out the last minute stops to give their guy a chance in 2 years.

    By the way…what did this post have to do with Palazzo? Seemed to me it was about the Taylor campaign, and didn’t really seem positive or negative.

  4. princess666sophia permalink
    October 25, 2010 8:07 am

    This is going to be a very difficult election for numerous reasons. I suspect a lot of people will like the fact that Taylor has managed to draw dollars our way when they’re shrinking away from every other place due to recession. I think everybody is really questioning the wisdom behind replacing a jerk with an imbecile. As for all of those things being written about Palazzo? Those seem to be coming from facts. I’m wondering why someone would keep blaming a person who’s not even in the race anymore.

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