Bain Sued Local Grocery Store In Corinth
One of the big stories during the House redistricting process was the attempt by several Democratic lawmakers to draw their Republican opponents out of their district. Nothing illegal with this, it’s part of the game. You just end up with very bad press, especially when your plan fails.
One of those Democrats who didn’t want an opponent was Rep. Harvey Moss of Corinth, who has been in the House since 1984. When the courts ruled that legislators would be running under the old lines, Moss proceeded to retire. But he waited until after the qualifying deadline to drop out. In what has to be a coordinated move to prevent a primary and any other Democratic candidate from running, trial lawyer Nick Bain entered at the last minute. Moss was soon out and Bain the anointed candidate.
Bain faces Chip Wood, a Corinth city councilman, next week in what is one of the many bellwether races. This is the type of district Republicans need to convert: strong for the GOP in statewide and federal elections, but still has an active and very competitive local Democratic Party. Based on the October 10 campaign finance reports, Wood has the edge raising almost $27,000 compared to $17,000 for Bain.
That background leads to an interesting nugget. We mentioned Bain’s profession, which can set you up for stories that don’t look so good when you are running for political office. Here is some background on a 2008 case: Bain took a case of a plaintiff looking to appeal an earlier loss where he sued Roger’s Supermarket, a locally owned grocery store in Corinth, for $1 million in damages after he slipped on an icy parking lot. The plaintiff readily admitted he knew it has been snowing all night and had frozen over.
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