Cecil Brown In The Running for Speaker
Rep. Cecil Brown (D-Jackson) is the second member of Billy McCoy’s leadership team in the House to announce his intention to run for Speaker, according to Bobby Harrison with the Daily Journal. Brown has written a letter to members informing them of his decision.
On the Democratic side, the most prominent- and only announced- candidate for some time now has been Rep. Bobby Moak (D-Bogue Chitto). This guarantees their will be a battle within the Democratic caucus, and we’re still waiting to see if a Black Caucus member steps forward to run.
For political purposes, there is not going to be much of a difference between Moak and Brown; they are generally cut from the same cloth (whether you view that as a good or bad thing). They are both certainly in line with the modern day Mississippi Democratic Party. Perhaps Brown can use his close ties with liberal education groups such as MEA and the Parents Campaign to carry him forward.