Running Against Obama In The PSC Race
We mentioned last week that the Kemper county coal plant is the issue in the Northern District Public Service Commissioner’s race, and that doesn’t look like its changing, but President Obama and his administration have certainly entered the race; more so than in any race I’ve seen in Mississippi this year.
Last week, Democrat Brandon Presley called out Republican Boyce Adams for “supporting Obama’s Department of Energy agenda,” while touting that “Brandon Presley stood up to the Obama Administration’s Dept. of Energy.” Obviously Presley wasn’t using Obama’s name in a positive light.
Adams has fired back saying this about Presley: “(He) is clearly concerned about people focusing on his lack of leadership and his Obama-style regulation policies. We all know that President Obama does not represent the interests of Mississippi, so for Brandon Presley to try to implement those type of policies in Mississippi is mind-boggling.”
As we have said if this race is about Kemper county than it will simply be about whose side do voters believe- those who say it’s the biggest rate hike ever or those who say it’s one of the biggest economic developments ever. As for Obama, I still believe that if his name is out there it’s automatically good for a Republican although I do find the irony in a Democrat attempting to use the president of his party against a Republican challenger.