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Tuesday Evening Election Notebook

February 22, 2011
tags: 2011 Governor, 2011 Treasurer, Mississippi Democrats, Mississippi GOP
by Brett

A couple notes on the 2011 elections…

** The Mississippi Democratic Party did indeed name Travis Brock as their new executive director today. Worth pointing out that he is referred to as the interim executive director, which tells us that he may not be around after the elections.

** The GOP also announced a new executive director today, Tim Saler, who most recently worked for the RNC in North Carolina (where the GOP won control of both chambers of the legislature for the first time since Reconstruction).

** Lucien Smith kicked off his campaign today with an announcement in Jackson. His campaign announced they have immediate plans for visits to Pearl River, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Forrest, Lamar, Jones, Lauderdale, Lowndes, Lee, Lafayette, Desoto, and Oktibbeha counties.

View the press release the campaign sent out today here.

** According to the Flora Harvester, two-time Third District candidate Joel Gill is planning a run for the open commissioner of agriculture and commerce race. So far, three Republicans are in the race with no Democrats. If Gill does in fact enter, this would be the third office in which Democrats would have a candidate.

** Photos: Click on the name for recent campaign trail pictures from Lynn Fitch, Dave Dennis, and Phil Bryant.

** The qualifying deadline for all offices with the exception of the state legislature is exactly one week from today (March 1).

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