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Friday Afternoon Election Notebook

February 11, 2011
tags: 2011 Ag Commissioner, 2011 Governor, 2011 Lt. Governor, 2011 Public Service Commissioner, 2011 State House, 2011 Treasurer
by Brett

A couple notes on the 2011 elections…

** Yesterday, Phil Bryant picked up a big endorsement from the Mississippi Home Builders Association. Here is a copy of the press release sent out by the Home Builders and here is a photo album of the event from Bryant’s Facebook page.

In receiving the endorsement, Bryant said this: “I’m pleased and honored to receive the endorsement of my campaign for Governor from the Home Builders Association of Mississippi. The Home Builders are literally building Mississippi and that not only makes our entire economy stronger, it also provides people more opportunities to reach their dream of home ownership and more financial stability. I appreciate this endorsement, and I will continue working to keep the trust of everyone who shares my vision for making Mississippi the most job-friendly state in America with more economic growth for everyone.”

** Tate Reeves stopped in Jones county on Wednesday as part of his campaign kickoff and had this lengthy write-up in the Laurel Leader-Call.

And here is a video of Reeves announcing his candidacy for lieutenant governor.

** Lucien Smith has purchased his campaign website domain (here), and is getting ready for a full launch which would likely coincide with a formal announcement.

** Here is a logo from Max Phillips’ campaign for commissioner of agriculture and commerce.

** One more note on Charles Busby, who is challenging Brandon Jones in HD111. I have been told by good sources that the Republican will be well financed and that this district will likely be one of Haley Barbour’s top priorities this fall.

** According to Jackson Jambalaya, Charles Barbour has filed qualifying papers to run against Lynn Posey for Central District Public Service Commissioner. The two met in the 2007 general election when Posey was a Democrat. They will now meet in the Republican primary.

A similar scenario played out between Lester Spell and Max Phillips in 2003 and 2007.

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