WJTV – Governor Phil Bryant endorses Michael Guest
3rd Congressional District candidate Whit Hughes issued a response regarding Governor Phil Bryant’s endorsement of opponent Michael Guest. The two Republicans are in a runoff June 26.
“Voters will have a choice on June 26th between a businessman and a career politician. We have different backgrounds and viewpoints which is exactly why Mississippians in the Third District deserve a debate about issues such as job creation, protecting our constitutional rights, stopping illegal immigration, and changing the way we are spending and borrowing money in Washington, D.C.”
African Americans make up 38 percent of the state’s population, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau — the highest percentage of any state and, therefore, making black Mississippians among the most influential voting blocs in statewide Democratic politics anywhere.
As a result, even in the Republican-controlled state Legislature, there are 52 black lawmakers in the state House and Senate. Thompson is the only black delegate representing Mississippi in Washington, D.C.
“African Americans in our state continue to struggle from failed policy and years of systemic racism that keep African Americans from getting jobs they are qualified for and need and reaching the income levels that they need,” Baria said recently on “The Jungle: Mississippi Today’s Election Podcast,” when asked about addressing challenges facing African Americans in the state…
…Sherman, who struck a similar chord, also stresses the need to expand economic opportunity.
“We have to bring jobs to the African American parts (of the state). They want vocational training, of course. There are core programs that can fund it as long as you match it to a company coming in,” Sherman said on Mississippi Today’s podcast, in a separate interview.
State Rep. Jarvis Dortch takes issue with #MSSen Democrat candidate Sherman’s unclear comments on abortion support
— Jarvis Dortch (@jarvisdortch) June 20, 2018
#MS04: Democrat state Rep. Anderson jabs at Congressman Palazzo over immigration
I agree, there is no law requiring separation of families at the border, however, not only is it terrible and sad, but also inhumane. International law allows people to cross a border to seek asylum and grants them the right to have their case heard. This is not a partisan issue. pic.twitter.com/BrmjKrGRzX
— Jeramey Anderson for Congress (@JerameyForMS) June 20, 2018
Sen. Hyde-Smith: POTUS is right – China has taken advantage of US far too long
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) June 20, 2018
Sen. Wicker supports Cruz immigration “Protect Kids and Families Act”
I support the “Protect Kids and Parents Act” introduced by @SenTedCruz. It would #KeepFamiliesTogether & help clear the backlog of pending immigration cases. My full statement ➡ https://t.co/qK69uxDp8P
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) June 20, 2018
Sabato’s Crystal Ball continues to list #MSSen races as Safe R, Likely R
Gov. Bryant joins Santorum in DC to talk Obamacare replacement
I was proud to join my friend @RickSantorum in Washington today to assure Mississippians and the American people that we will continue to fight to replace Obamacare with a state-based system that offers flexibility, reduces costs, raises quality and gives policyholders options. pic.twitter.com/uyXWi0j3U5
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) June 20, 2018
The outcome means a shift in power to the city board, which is now majority black for the first time in city history.
“It says our citizens are finally waking up and I would say the more citizens that vote the better representation we have at the city board,” said Selectman at-large elect Donovan Hill.
It is out with the old and in with new in McComb.
“They will have a seat at the table, they will have people who will listen and judge fairly,” said selectman elect Devante Johnson.
Devante Johnson is part of the new team. The 21-year-old is also the youngest city board member in McComb’s history.
“You had racial tension,” said selectman Devante Johnson. “You had three white selectmen and one white mayor who were not interested in doing anything for the wards 3, 4 and 5, which makes 70 percent of the city. What this election says is the citizens of McComb wanted a voice in their own city government.”
Mississippi gambling regulators are poised to approve final rules allowing sports betting.
The state Gaming Commission has placed the rules on its agenda for approval Thursday.
Commission Executive Director Allen Godfrey says it’s up to the three commissioners to decide whether to vote on the measure and whether to make changes. If approved, they would take effect in 30 days.