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Wednesday Afternoon Election Notebook

February 16, 2011

A couple notes on the 2011 elections…

** Frank Corder and Ricky Bishop have launched a 2011 website titled Fire Billy McCoy, a site calling attention to the importance of the Speaker vote and hoping to draw commitments from legislators and candidates to oppose McCoy (should he run again) or any of his supporters.

The site includes a pledge card where candidates can proclaim their support for a conservative Speaker as well as information on the 62 Democrats who backed McCoy in 2008 along with their Republican opponent this time around.

** Treasurer candidate Lucien Smith has a fundraiser lined up on March 1 in Jackson. Hosts for the event include Phil Bryant, Henry Barbour, and Austin Barbour. Check out the invite here.

** Worth pointing out here that among the transportation commission and public service commission positions, there is not likely to be a November general election battle for any of them unless things change quickly.

On the Transportation side, no Democrats have lined up to for any of the three districts although we will see GOP primary battles in the central and southern districts. For PSC, Democrat Brandon Presley and Republican Leonard Bentz have yet to draw any challenges period, while recent party switcher Lynn Posey will be met with a primary challenge.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. MSDawg permalink
    February 16, 2011 11:19 pm

    Little surprised Phil is getting involved in the competitive GOP primary for Treasurer…. But glad to see it is for Lucien Smith

  2. travis permalink
    February 17, 2011 9:10 am

    Isn’t Cuevas challenging Bentz in the GOP primary?

    Ezell Lee announced yesterday he ‘s switching parties.

    • February 17, 2011 9:38 am

      GOP website says Cuevas is running for transportation.

  3. travis permalink
    February 17, 2011 10:20 am

    Info on Lee comes from Sen Watson’s fb. Lee’s district is gerrymandered to be Dem.

    • February 17, 2011 10:46 am

      Thanks for posting this. Certainly appreciate it.

  4. Rankinlawyer permalink
    February 17, 2011 6:25 pm

    Dawg, i would not consider Phil being a host to be an endorsement. Phil has said he will host for anybody who asks him. I am quite sure Phil is not meaning to interject himself in the Treasurer’s race, particularly since Yancey is going to be the choice of Rankin County.

  5. travis permalink
    February 18, 2011 12:07 am

    And Jackson County, isn’lt Yancey originally from Pascagoula?

  6. Rankinlawyer permalink
    February 18, 2011 8:59 am

    Yancey’s dad pastored First Bapist in Pascagoula for several years.

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