Thursday Morning Election Notebook
A couple notes on the 2011 elections…
** As we mentioned earlier this morning, there will be a gubernatorial debate at Mississippi College today featuring both Democratic and Republican candidates.
** Billy Hewes said yesterday that Tate Reeves won’t debate him. Here is part of what Hewes said: “My opponent won’t debate me, no debate Tate, he’s not showing up. If my opponent would debate me, we could get a lot of these questions answered, but we’ve seen nothing but costly responses from them, but no answers yet, they’re talking about anything but issues.”
The Reeves campaign said that is simply not true and responded with this: “Tate Reeves has been running his campaign on issues since he announced in February. Hewes has been worried about what Reeves is doing, where he is and lying about his reputation as treasurer.”
** In speaking with the Associated Press, Haley Barbour said that he and his wife Marsha have cast absentee ballots in Yazoo City in advance of the primaries, but he would not publicly acknowledge he voted for. He did say he voted in the GOP primary though, in case you were wondering.
Barbour said this in the interview: “I am not for anybody. Anybody that says that or implies that is not accurate.”
** The Madison County Journal released a couple endorsements in statewide races today. They backed Billy Hewes for lieutenant governor and Lucien Smith for state treasurer.
** Rep. Tyrone Ellis, the Majority Leaders in the House, endorsed Johnny DuPree yesterday. You can read Ellis’ letter in support of DuPree here.
** Dave Dennis opened a Desoto county campaign office in Horn Lake today. The office is located at: 1905 Goodman Rd, Suite 105.
** Bill Luckett and Johnny DuPree both released new campaign spots this week. You can check out Luckett’s ad, Hammer in Hand, here. And here is Johnny DuPree’s second spot, Lets Talk About ‘Color.’
** The Ron Williams campaign sent out a couple campaign docs recently. Here is information on campaign office openings, and here are details on his stance against taking campaign contributions.