Wednesday Afternoon Election Notebook
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.