Who Is Brad Pigott?
The Patsy Brumfield piece this morning targeting Steve Simpson over his potential violation of the Hatch Act (running for public office while holding an appointed state position) made its way from the Daily Journal to the Associated Press (and therefore most newspaper sites in the state).
In the piece, Brumfield uses comments from Brad Pigott to explain why Simpson is breaking the law. Simpson is planning to run for Attorney General against incumbent Jim Hood although whether he is actually a candidate is the main question.
Hood, the last Democratic statewide office holder standing and a candidate for re-election, would be the obvious benefactor of the negative attention created by Brumfield and Pigott.
One other point not mentioned in the story: Pigott is a donor to Hood. In Hood’s latest filings, he received $1,000 from the Jackson attorney who is now being used as an honest source. You can view the report here (check out page four for Pigott’s donation).