State Treasurer Fitch plans run for Attorney General, says formal announcement forthcoming

Mississippi State Treasurer Lynn Fitch told Paul Gallo on Monday’s SuperTalk radio show that she does plan to run for Attorney General in 2019, and that a formal announcement would be forthcoming this fall.

Current AG Jim Hood recently announced his intentions to run for the Democratic nomination for Governor.

State Rep. Mark Baker has already announced a run for AG, setting up a Republican primary challenge with Fitch.


Sen. Hyde-Smith reveals fear for safety during Kavanaugh hearings

 

WDAM – Chris McDaniel talks Second Amendment, gun rights in Ellisville

U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel made a stop in Ellisville at The Hunters Edge outdoor store Monday afternoon. McDaniel spoke about the Second Amendment and the rights of gun owners.

“Today I am here to promise you that you have my pledge that I will never attempt to impose a gun ban on the people of this country or the state,” said McDaniel. “In fact, in every vote that I cast I will make the Second Amendment something we defend.”

McDaniel added he is trying a unique strategy to raise money for his campaign; a gun giveaway.


#MSSen: McDaniel jabs at Sen. Lindsey Graham

 

#MSSen: Baria backs gun control, $10 minimum wage, calls Wicker a “coward”

 

WTVA – Los Angeles mayor endorses Mike Espy for U.S. Senate

Saturday Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti endorsed Mike Espy in his race to be Mississippi’s U.S. Senator. Mayor Garcetti announced his support of Espy at a forum with supporters at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Olive Branch.

“I’m a mayor, and that’s why I’m endorsing Mike Espy–because he’s going to get things done for his state and our country,” Garcetti said. “We’re tired of the Washington status quo. Mike Espy is going to make things happen to make people’s lives better today and to prepare us for the future.”

#MSSen: Garcetti backs Espy, Baria

 

#MS03: Guest welcomed McCarthy to Mississippi

 

NEWSMS – U.S. Attorney Hurst: Prosecution up 120% since ’16

New prosecutors are coming to the state of Mississippi. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice allowed for 311 new prosecutors nation-wide.

The positions were newly created and U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst said the office of the Southern District of Mississippi received five additional prosecutors which he says is attributed to the increased number of prosecutions his office has had.

“I think we got more than any district in California, any district in New York, any district in Florida and they have much bigger offices, but I think the Attorney General saw how much we were doing and how many prosecutions we have had,” Hurst said.

In 2016, Hurst said his office had 188 indictments. This year, they are predicting to have about 420 indictments which will be a 120% increase. One of the indictment areas that has contributed to that large increase is illegal immigration.

WTOK – Continuance granted in Snowden case