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Tuesday Evening Election Notebook

June 28, 2011
tags: 2011 Governor, 2011 Lt. Governor, 2011 Treasurer, ballot initiative
by Brett

A couple notes on the 2011 elections…

** Country music legend George Jones will host a fundraiser concert for Phil Bryant on Saturday at the Ocean Springs Civic Center. You can check out the invite here.

** Hudson Holliday released his first campaign ad of the election, a video shot on his farm near Poplarville. You can view it here. I am told it will soon begin airing on cable in traditional Republican markets.

** Tate Reeves recently released his latest ad. You can view it here. In case you were wondering, it is a positive spot featuring his family with no mention of Billy Hewes.

** Geoffrey Yoste of Oxford, who is supporting Billy Hewes, wrote this letter to the editor that was published in the Clarion-Ledger yesterday.

** Lee Yancey’s fundraiser featuring Rep. Gregg Harper is tonight in Madison. Here is the invite.

** We noted yesterday that Mike Huckabee threw his support behind Lynn Fitch. Regarding Huckabee, he isn’t running for president but is very popular among Mississippi Republicans. Polling done a couple months ago gave him a 74-13 favorability among GOP primary voters, behind only Haley Barbour. It’s also worth pointing out the Huckabee’s favorability was higher among GOP women (78 percent) than men (70 percent).

** Bill Luckett added another endorsement from an elected official yesterday, this time from Sen. Albert Butler of Port Gibson.

** A series of hearings will soon be held on the three initiatives that will be on the ballot this fall. The first stop on the statewide tour will be in Southaven on July 7. Here is more information on that event.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Dontreadonme permalink
    June 29, 2011 4:57 pm

    Hudson Holiday ad looks, at least better than I expected for such a low budget campaign.

  2. Rankinlawyer permalink
    June 29, 2011 6:09 pm

    Shouldn’t complete and accurate reporting reveal the fact that Huckabee’s son-in-law is employed by the Fitch campaign.

  3. Dontreadonme permalink
    June 30, 2011 9:30 am

    Just watched a new Tate Reeves ad, He defended his record and blamed Hewes for 20 years of spending. I wonder why the negative ads are being aired first in South Mississippi?

    • Ivehadbetter permalink
      June 30, 2011 9:34 am

      Bc there are so many R primary votes down there.

  4. Rankinlawyer permalink
    June 30, 2011 10:11 am

    It is incredibly disingenous for Reeves’ commercials to attack Hewes as a career politician. Hewes has 20 years as a part-time legislator and Reeves has 8 years as a full-time Treasurer. Sounds pretty equal to me. Of course, Hewes is less of a career politician than Reeves because he has also spent all of the last 20 years in the private sector.


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