WCBI – Lieutenant Governor says teacher pay raise priority for upcoming session
Great idea, Lieutenant Governor. I’m all in. 👍 https://t.co/IEcedaKSew— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) September 6, 2018
WCBI – Sports betting gaining attention in Mississippi
National conservative columnist George Will has penned a piece titled, “How a Democrat could finagle a win in Mississippi” after a trip to Oxford and a sit-down with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy.
Amid some quoting of William Faulkner and invoking “Eudora Welty, Walker Percy, Shelby Foote (and) Jesmyn Ward” and waxing metaphorically about the state’s “rich loam” of social soil and catfish, Will says, “The odds are somewhat, but only somewhat, against Espy, so the possibility of victory is not an illusion.”
“He is campaigning within the parameters of normal politics, which makes this a satisfying American as well as local moment,” Will ends the column.
Will talked campaign arithmetic with former U.S. Rep. Espy on the November special election to replace longtime Sen. Thad Cochran. Espy faces Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, whom Gov. Phil Bryant appointed to fill the seat temporarily, and Republican state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who nearly toppled Cochran in a 2014 primary. The two Republicans have thus far focused most efforts at bashing each other, while Espy’s campaign has been low-key. That’s all likely to change as the election nears.
#MSSen: Baria releases new ad
#MS04: Anderson calls Gov. Bryant’s asinine
🤦🏾♂️🙊, wait what? What are your thoughts on the Governor’s “asinine” statement? https://t.co/cicX5XIJqN— Rep. Jeramey Anderson (@jerameyanderson) September 6, 2018
#MSSen: Hyde-Smith endorsed by National Right to Life
Proud to be endorsed by @nrlc! Thomas Jefferson once said the care of human life, NOT its destruction, should be the ONLY goal of good government — and I agree. I’ll never apologize for my faith or abandon my belief that all children are guaranteed the right to life by God. pic.twitter.com/qcgYg1NvjW— Cindy Hyde-Smith (@cindyhydesmith) September 5, 2018
Sen. Graham enters Gov. Bryant’s op-ed into record at SCOTUS hearing
Wicker seeks to stop expansion of abortion services
Today I urged @HHSgov @SecAzar to do more to stop the expansion of abortion coverage under #Obamacare. Obama-era regulations have failed to separate abortion coverage from taxpayer-supported health plans. Read more here ➡ https://t.co/qS11v28RxD pic.twitter.com/s4ehphMWYQ— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) September 6, 2018