Friday Afternoon Election Notebook
A couple notes on the 2011 elections…
** The annual Good Ole Boys cookout in Oxford was yesterday, and as you expect it drew a number of politicians in this election year. Phil Bryant, as seen above with Rep. Alan Nunnelee, has posted a number of pictures from the event in a Facebook album here.
Haven’t thing anything written about this years event online, but here is a story with some background that Patsy Brumfield did last year for the Daily Journal.
** Following the Madison County Journal endorsement of Dave Dennis, his campaign promoted the article and added this update from the campaign: “I want to share this unprecedentedly early endorsement by the Madison County Journal of Dave Dennis. We have the momentum. Since our first television ad went on air Tuesday, your response has been overwhelming. Many of you contributed online and we appreciate that support. Today’s endorsement by the Madison County Journal demonstrates our message is penetrating and that a conservative private sector leader and proven job creator should be Mississippi’s next CEO. Thank you all for your hard work.”
** The “I’m For Phil” message has been a part of Phil Bryant’s gubernatorial campaign, but here is some background on the original button’s dating back to 1991.
** Earlier in the week we mentioned that Sen. Joey Fillingane will be having a large fundraiser on Monday. One of the special guests is Tate Reeves, who said this: “The Pine Belt region is fortunate to have a public servant like Joey Fillingane, and I look forward to attending his event on Monday. If I’m elected Lt. Governor, I will work well with all the Pine Belt public officials on local priorities. We’ve been in the Hattiesburg area often this year and will continue to work hard to earn the support of voters and leaders in the region.”
** Yesterday, Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley picked up the endorsement of the Realtors, one of the key business groups in the state.
** Henry Barbour’s take on redistricting and the GOP’s position for this fall via Twitter: First tweet: “GOP gains more momentum 4 GOP Speaker in MS as Dems lose redistricting effort just as candidate filing deadline of June 1 approaches.” Second tweet: “MS Dems have no candidates for 3 of 8 statewide offices, including LG. Now, Dem House members deciding not 2 run. GOP Speaker is big goal.”