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Wednesday Morning Election Notebook

May 25, 2011

A couple notes on the 2011 elections…

** The legislative qualifying deadline is exactly one week from today. We have seen some more qualifiers of late, but a lot of candidates- even in marginal districts- are still without opponents.

** The Sun Herald had a good overview of the upcoming statewide and legislative elections over the weekend. According to the article, the Mississippi Republican Party considers 21 House races to be competitive and as many as seven in the Senate. They didn’t have any information on targets from the Democratic Party.

We will dig into these competitive races more closely following the qualifying deadline.

** According to an article in the Daily Journal, Haley Barbour will call a special election for SD 8 which is vacant because of the May 7 death of Jack Gordon. This would make sense, and could be very important should we have a special session on Congressional redistricting this fall.

As of right now, there is one Republican-Stephen Griffin- and one Democrat- Marshall Coleman- qualified for SD 8 for the November election. If there was a special election to fill the remainder of the term, it would be a non-partisan election with the top two vote-getters heading to a runoff if no one wins 50 percent the first time around.

** Dave Dennis has a reception on June 2 in Pascagoula, and you can check out the invite here. Also from Dennis, he released his second television ad over the weekend. You can view it here.

** The Starkville Tea Party will host Hudson Holliday, Ron Williams, and Dave Dennis, all Republican candidates for governor, on Saturday. Shad White, deputy campaign manager for Phil Bryant, will represent the lieutenant governor.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Steve Wilson permalink
    May 25, 2011 10:14 pm

    Sooner or later Phil is going to have to face “Brave Dave”, Phil’s Staff cannot send a decoy to every event.

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