DAILY JOURNAL – In video, Hyde-Smith resists debate, says McDaniel lies

Hyde-Smith says such a debate would be a strategic mistake.

“Right now, my opponent does not have enough money to get on TV and my guys are saying that’s like handing him a $200,000 campaign donation because he’s way down in the polls,” Hyde-Smith says in the video. “He’s wanting the TV time.”…


…The video featuring Hyde-Smith’s remarks was exclusively provided to the Daily Journal on Monday by the McDaniel campaign.

McDaniel campaign spokesperson Tanner Watson said the video was anonymously given to the campaign. Watson said he did not know who shot the video and did not know the identity of a woman seen in the video asking Hyde-Smith questions.

#MSSen: Espy announces raising $1.17 million in third quarter


WDAM – Democratic Senate nominee holds town hall meeting in Laurel

Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Rep. David Baria held a town hall meeting inside Laurel’s Train Depot on Monday.

The goal of the informal forum was to give voters a chance to ask questions and get answers from the Baria, who is a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives.

#MS04: AFL-CIO union backs Anderson


WJTV – Mississippi governor speaks, wants school staff fired, addresses racial slurs

WJTV – “Poorest” county in Mississippi gets 60 new jobs, $15/hr

Thanks to the expansion of a Durant, Miss. manufacturing plant in Holmes County, 60 new jobs will be provided to people in what is called the poorest county in the state.

Hunter Engineering is spending $8 million on expanding their facility, adding 124,000 square-feet and they need more man-power.

The plant says starting hourly wages for employees will be $15-plus, per hour.

NEWSMS – Trump says Mississippi rally got Kavanaugh confirmed

It’s been over a week since Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and after a controversial confirmation process, President Trump has credited his Mississippi “Make America Great Again” rally for the final outcome. 

In a close vote, the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh following allegations of sexual assault from 1982 by his then-classmate Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Both Ford and Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the allegations, and during his rally in Southaven, Trump took aim at inconsistencies in Ford’s remarks...

…The comments gained traction in the national media with many saying that the President was mocking Dr. Ford, but in a ’60 Minutes’ interview that aired last night, Trump defended his comments and touted that they had a far-reaching impact. 

“Had I not made that speech, we would not have won,” President Trump claimed. 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN – Congress steps in to ensure One Lake follows federal law

Environmental groups say new language in a Senate Bill gives much-needed oversight of the One Lake flood control project, while proponents argue nothing has changed.

The U.S. Senate recently passed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, following its passage in the U.S. House in September.

The bill, pending President Trump’s signature, bars the controversial One Lake Project from moving forward until it gets approval from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

Congressman Thompson comments on Trump Admin public charge rule


WDAM – Palazzo: Trump scores another victory with Brunson release

Congressman Steven Palazzo said Saturday afternoon the pastor’s release is another foreign policy victory for the president.

Palazzo was at Camp Shelby Saturday to present an award to Sergeant Major Paul Collier of the Mississippi National Guard, who is retiring from the Guard after serving 40 years.

Senator Wicker highlights wins for America’s airports, water infrastructure


WTOK – Young: State budget planning starts early

WTOK – Board approves 2 new Mississippi charter schools

A group that runs three Mississippi charter schools in Jackson has been approved to open two more.

Meanwhile a group that wanted to open a school near Greenwood has been rejected, based on concerns about its educational program and finances.

The state’s Charter School Authorizer Board Monday approved plans for RePublic Schools to open a high school and a school serving grades K-8. RePublic already runs three schools in Jackson

The board rejected an application by MS Delta Academies to open a school serving grades 6-8 in Leflore County.