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Henry Ross Goes After Alan Nunnelee

January 9, 2012

Henry Ross formally announced today that he would make another run for MS-01; this time he will be taking on Rep. Alan Nunnelee, the incumbent. Ross finished second in a three-way primary in June 2010 as Republicans were nominating a candidate to run against then-Rep. Travis Childers. At this point, with four days to go, no Democrats are running and Ross, along with Robert Estes of Southaven, are in on the GOP side.

Two years ago, Ross campaigned against “career politicians” and positioned himself as the most conservative choice, but didn’t directly go after Nunnelee- and endorsed the Republican nominee. This was quite a bit different than the approach from the third Republican candidate in the race, Angela McGlowan. But this time, Ross isn’t holding back and after a year plus of votes in DC for Nunnelee believes he has the upper hand.

Ross will formally kick off his campaign on Thursday with stops in Desoto, Lee, Lowndes, and Webster counties. From then, he’ll have about two months to convince Republican voters to throw Nunnelee overboard.

Today’s release from Ross is below the fold.

Nunnelee’s Votes to Hike Debt and Fund Obamacare Bring Rematch with Ross

Jackson, MS – Citing the incumbent’s votes for increased debt and budget resolutions that funded Obamacare and Planned Parenthood, former Eupora Mayor and Circuit Judge Henry Ross announced today that he has filed papers for a primary rematch against the freshman Congressman.

Nunnelee, who avoided a runoff in 2010 by just 609 votes, may not be as lucky this time around, Ross says.

“Alan’s record of voting for whatever our timid party leadership wants has given us higher debt, no spending cuts except in defense and full funding for Obamacare and Planned Parenthood,” Ross said. “Alan is a nice guy, but we don’t need nice guys in Washington, it’s time for someone committed to taking our country back. That’s why I’m running for Congress.”

“Of everything, it’s his votes to fund Obamacare that top everything else. Voting to give Obama a blank check by raising the debt ceiling was bad. Voting to fund Obama’s bureaucracy was bad. And voting to preserve Planned Parenthood funding was bad. But allowing Obamacare funding to go through when House Republicans could have stopped it was simply pathetic,” Ross said.

“We need strong leaders who will stand up for what we believe and not cower in the face of Obama’s threat to ‘shut down’ the government,” Ross added. “Alan just hasn’t been that leader.”

“If there is one thing that must be blocked, delayed, obstructed and fought at all costs, it’s the President’s government-run Socialist health care takeover,” Ross said. “Alan Nunnelee isn’t committed to stopping it. I am.”

“I know when my fellow North Mississippi Republicans hear that, they’ll agree and send me to Washington to do the job we elected Alan Nunnelee in 2010 to do and that’s dismantle Obama’s Radical Agenda,” Ross added.

Ross served his country a Naval JAG Corps Officer and continued in the Reserves after leaving active duty, rising to the rank of Commander. He later worked as a Senior Counsel in the Department of Justice.

A graduate of the University of Mississippi and Ole Miss Law School, Ross noted that Nunnelee was one of two Mississippi Republicans to defeat a Democratic incumbent House member in 2010, helping overthrow Nancy Pelosi as Speaker.

“That was a great day,” Ross noted, “but unfortunately every single left-wing Socialist big government program that was in place when Travis Childers and Gene Taylor were defeated are still in place today. The debt ceiling has been increased, Obama’s Agencies, including Planned Parenthood, are receiving full funding and Obamacare spending hasn’t been cut one dime.”

“So what did we get?”

“We didn’t elect Alan Nunnelee to preserve the status quo, but he has. I won’t. I want to dismantle Obama’s Welfare State and restore our freedom.”

Ross will formally announce his candidacy with four stops on Thursday. He and Nunnelee will face off in the March 13th Primary in the North Mississippi district that changed only slightly in redistricting.

“This year’s election will determine if America remains the land of the free or resigns itself to a fate as a European-style Socialist welfare state,” Ross said. “It’s time to take our country back.”

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Grizz permalink
    January 9, 2012 5:47 pm

    Bye Patty,no retirement on our dime for you.go sell burial plots & insurance.
    perhaps you can sell some to your friends the liberals & nancy pelosi.
    you won’t be able to keep voting to raise the debt ceiling,fund planned parenthood,OR on any more NDAA type unconstitutional laws with your liberal friends.

  2. Seriousvoter permalink
    January 9, 2012 6:37 pm

    Go Henry Ross!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your announcemnent gave me chills. Our congress is most definitely weak, weak, weak!!!!! With strong representation in Congress and a new president, we may be able to save our country. Henry, you have my vote and many, many others who are totally disgusted with Nunnelee’s voting record.

  3. LeBeau0605 permalink
    January 9, 2012 9:55 pm

    According to the Heritage Action Score card – Rep. Nunnelee has 72% record on fiscal votes. He is the highest of our delegation, which is plain sad! Gregg Harper is at 61%, which is extremely dismal! Where our Conservative Congressmen? The boys in SC put ours to shame!

    • Grizz permalink
      January 10, 2012 7:16 am

      you are correct. Mr.Nunnelee is incapable of thinking for himself in these political matters. he does and votes as he is told to by the party bosses.darn RINO.

  4. Tom permalink
    January 10, 2012 8:40 am

    Henry is a joke who is now 1 for 8 as a career campaigner. Nunnelee beat him by 20 points last time and will beat him by more this time. What drives a man to run every election cycle? is it the fact that he has an ego problem???

    Henry better watch out for the guy in Desoto… He may come in third in this race…

    • Grizz permalink
      January 15, 2012 6:03 pm

      Perhaps whats driving him to run is to have an elected true conservative who’s voting record will reflect he does NOT continously vote WITH ms. pelosi and the dems to raise the debt limit.Or would vote NO on the patriot act giving obama authority to round up folks into a FEMA camp by the military ( NDAA ),or to fund planned parenthood abortions with tax dollars.All of which Mr. Nunnelees voting record shows he voted FOR.
      20 points? hardly–Ross lost a run off by 700 votes.I’ll put partial blame on Angela McGlowan,who publicly shook hands with Mr.Ross at the Generals Quarters in Corinth,and agreed that she would drop out,throw her weight & support,& endorse,Ross if just before the primary it looked like nunnelee would win ahead of her.LIAR.I was there. My hearing is not impaired.I have the photos,and was present when this was agreed upon by handshake.Since you are a nunnelee supporter,you must support mr. Romney too,who,is the true career campaigner.Mr.Nunnelee may be the nicest person in the state,however,If one runs as a true conservative candidate,his voting record must reflect it.Sadly for Ms.voters,mr. Nunnelee’s does not.

  5. Dude permalink
    January 11, 2012 8:12 am

    Yeah, I hate to be rude. But Henry is going to have to change his last name to O’Hara, I’m afraid.

    • Grizz permalink
      January 11, 2012 9:10 am

      Nothing wrong with a good Irish name like O’hara,it kinda goes along with
      Patty Alan O’Nunnelee.

      Pearl of Wisdom by;

  6. Correctmeifimwrong permalink
    January 11, 2012 10:20 am

    Robert Estes is going to sneak up and over take Ross! 1 for 8 and chased out of his position as mayor. What a joke!

    • Grizz permalink
      January 11, 2012 11:18 am

      knowing not much about Mr.Estes i will not / cannot bash him,all i will say,he will further split the vote against Patty O’nunnelee helping to send him to DC again.
      However,i’ll correct you,since ur name is correctmeifimwrong,WHATEVER Mr.Ross’ shortcomings may or may not be,he was hardly chased out as mayor. “chased out” suggests fired,arrested for wrongdoing,or resigned because of wrongdoing.which,of course,is not lose an election is hardly “chased out” of office.if thats the case,when Mr.Estes loses,can we say then he was chased out? When Mr.Estes loses,can we then say “what a joke?”
      I say enough of the mud slinging to ANY conservative candidate who runs against our resident RINO.–consolidate votes,defeat the RINO who’s operatives read these columns and say oh joy.

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