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Tuesday Morning Election Notebook

July 19, 2011

A couple notes on the 2011 elections…

** In what is really the final ‘full week’ of campaigning for candidates- with Neshoba next week and the primary two weeks from today- look for some very busy schedules.

This week, Dave Dennis will make stops in Jackson, Marion, Meridian, Richland, Gulfport, Columbia, Horn Lake, Olive Branch and Wiggins. Phil Bryant has begun the Phil Bryant for Governor bus tour for the last two weeks.

** Billy Hewes will hold what is I believe his third press conference this summer. Tomorrow, he will speak at the state capitol at 10 a.m. where he will “make major announcements regarding his upcoming agenda for the office of Lt. Governor.”

** Phil Bryant is out with his latest ad, a spot featuring his brother Chuck. You can view the ad here.

** Billy Hewes also has a new ad out, “Cheap.” You can watch it here.

** Tate Reeves received an A rating from the NRA based on his responses to the candidate questionnaire. Reeves said this about the grade: “I’m proud to have an A rating with the National Rifle Association. As Lt. Governor I will continue to strongly defend the Second Amendment and advocate for the rights of sportsmen.” Here is the letter he received from the NRA.

** The Hewes campaign sent out an email over the weekend detailing what the called the “differing records between Senator Hewes and his opponent when it comes to government spending.” Yall Politics has the entire press release posted here.

** Fire McCoy is reporting that Republican Terri Stanford has dropped out of the HD4 race leaving Jimmy Benefield and Alan Miller to fight for the GOP nomination. This open North Mississippi seat presents a very good pickup opportunity for the GOP.

** Bill Luckett is up with a radio spot, with Morgan Freeman doing the voice over. You can listen here.

** In an effort to increase his name recognition, Hudson Holliday plans to begin airing 30 minute television shows on local cable channels. They will air at 6:30am and 12:30pm Mondays and 6:30am Tuesdays along with plans for a live ‘call-in’ TV show daily beginning next week. The shows will be on Comcast, Jackson, channel 98; Memphis, ch. 31; Tupelo, 199, Meridian, 95; Hattiesburg, 98; Cable One, Gulfport, 88 and Biloxi, 19.

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