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Statements From MSGOP & MFFR

March 4, 2011
tags: Mississippi GOP, redistricting, Mississippians for Fair Redistricting
by Brett

A couple statements from today’s earlier vote on the Democrats House redistricting proposal.

Response from the Mississippi Republican Party:

“I wanted to write you this afternoon with an update on the liberal Democrats’ unfair redistricting plan that was voted on in the Mississippi House of Representatives today.

Thanks to your efforts and the hard work of conservative grassroots Republicans across the state, forty-nine of the fifty-three Republicans in the House stood tall and opposed the unfair redistricting plan.

Please keep up your efforts to contact legislators and speak out on talk radio and the Internet about this unfair plan. The House has made a motion to reconsider, which means that the plan will be coming up for a vote again tomorrow morning.

Pass along your thanks to the forty-nine House Republicans who voted against the plan, and continue to encourage all those who supported the plan today to vote against the plan when it comes up for a vote again tomorrow.

With your hard work and continued support, I am confident that the people of Mississippi will have the redistricting plan we deserve – a plan that is fair and legal. And with that fair and legal plan in place, I am confident that we will be successful in electing a Republican Speaker this November.”

Response from Mississippians for Fair Redistricting

“Mississippians for Fair Redistricting applauds the 56 House members who earlier today voted against the proposed Reynolds House Redistricting Plan. The plan passed by House Democrats is a gerrymandered, incumbent protection plan that fails to pass muster under Mississippi Code Section 5-3-101, and fails to serve the interest of the people.

The House leadership allowed only one day for consideration of an act that will affect our state for more than a decade. The fact that the Reynolds Plan is being pushed through so quickly, with very little time for study and comment, is of great concern.

We encourage House members who supported the Reynolds Plan today to reconsider the requirements of Mississippi law and vote against the plan when it is
reconsidered by the House on Saturday morning.”

2 Comments leave one →
  1. TheSilenceIsConsent permalink
    March 5, 2011 10:15 am

    So, who were the 4 weak Republican house members that let us down? Why wasn’t that an integral part of the story? Shouldn’t they be given a chance to explain their vote?…and then they need to be challenged in their next primary.

    • marmie permalink
      March 5, 2011 11:15 am

      Roger Ishee, (601)359-9394 Harrison
      Billy Nicholson, (601)359-4082 Neshoba, Newton, Scott
      Bobby Shows, (601)359-3338 Jones
      Tommy Woods. (601)359-3466 Desoto Marshall

      Voting is this morning, call or email them now.

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