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Two Campaign Kickoff Tours Next Week

February 11, 2011
tags: 2011 Governor, 2011 Treasurer, Dave Dennis, Lynn Fitch
by Brett

This afternoon we were notified that a couple campaigns are making their official announcement tour next week:

** Dave Dennis, who declared his candidacy for governor after the first of the year but held off a tour as Phil Bryant launched his, will tour the state next week. I think Dennis gets the award for most stops as he visits 21 cities next week. Dennis will visit Pass Christian, Biloxi, Pascagoula, Hattiesburg, Mendenhall, Jackson, Richland, Vicksburg, Yazoo City, Greenwood, Hernando, Southaven, Tupelo, Mayhew, Philadelphia, Meridian, Quitman, Laurel, Columbia, McComb and Picayune.

Dennis said this about the announcement: “This year Mississippians will choose their next CEO of the state. We need someone with job creation experience and private sector leadership to bring new investment to the state, expand our current businesses, improve our schools, and make government smaller and more efficient so individual Mississippians and the private sector can grow in prosperity. When Kirk Fordice announced his campaign for re-election from my front yard, he said no one should run for public office until they have signed the front side of a payroll check. I have that experience. In my business we make payroll every week, we have to contain costs, and we have to grow our opportunities. Mississippi will need that same leadership: government must meet its responsibilities effectively, be trimmed to save taxpayer dollars, and allow the private sector to grow to expand opportunities for every individual, family and worker in Mississippi.”

** Lynn Fitch, who most recently served as executive director of the state personnel board, formally announced her candidacy for treasurer today. Fitch will kick off her campaign next week with stops in Madison, Greenwood, Hernando, Oxford, Holly Springs, Tupelo, Columbus, Meridian, Laurel, Hattiesburg, Pascagoula, Gulfport and Bay St. Louis.

Here is a bio of Fitch.

** Updates have been made to the 2011 Big Board.

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