Hosemann Mailer Hits Dombrowski
Delbert Hosemann recently sent out a mailer hitting his primary opponent Ricky Dombrowski over missed votes in the 2003 and 2007 gubernatorial elections, as well as the 2010 Congressional elections.
This was the first time I have publicly seen Hosemann go in this direction, although I have been told he has taken pretty serious objection to past press releases from Dombrowski. Here is the latest response from Dombrowski, touching on many of those same themes:
Response by GOP candidate Ricky Dombrowski on the attack by Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann in a direct mail piece targeted to the Mississippi Gulf Coast:
“While Delbert wants to distract Mississippi voters about whether I voted 8 years ago or not, I want to talk about his record of proposing millions of dollars in tax increases, adding countless layers of bureaucracy that have cost Mississippians jobs and halted our economic recovery, and his attempt to steal over $150 million in Gulf Coast property and transfer it to the State. There is only one Conservative Republican running for Secretary of State and it is the guy with the really funny name – Ricky Dombrowski.”
Hosemann recently skipped a planned WLOX forum that would have focused on his proposals for over $2 million in new annual taxes and attempt to extort local Gulf Coast cities to sign illegal leases with his office in a blatant power grab. The latter held up almost tens of millions of dollars in Federal Grant money that was awarded to Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina wiped out the Gulf Coast – costing thousands of jobs to Mississippi’s workers in the face of the Obama Recession.
Dombrowski further stated, “This incredible land, power, and money grab by Delbert Hosemann is just the sort of thing any Conservative Republican like me has been fighting for years. I will protect local taxpayers across the State of Mississippi not only from meddlesome bureaucrats in the Obama Administration, but from meddlesome bureaucrats in Jackson as well. There is no reason to allow Jackson bureaucrats to decide what is rightfully the duty and responsibility of local government.”