CLARION LEDGER – Tate Reeves’ own poll shows he’s substantially ahead of Jim Hood in governor’s race
Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’ internal campaign polling on his bid for governor this year says he has a substantial lead over presumptive Democratic front-runner Attorney General Jim Hood, contradicting other recent polling publicly released.
A poll commissioned by Reeves’ campaign shows him leading Hood 51 percent to 36 percent, “when leaners are included.”
A recent Mason-Dixon Polling survey showed Hood over Reeves 44 percent to 42 percent, with 14 percent undecided. Most publicly released polls since the Reeves-Hood match-up became clear have shown the race neck-and-neck or with Hood having at least a slight edge.
Gov. Bryant tweets thanks for POTUS for border security
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) February 16, 2019
Sen. Wicker meets with Serbian President
.@HelsinkiComm-organized congressional delegation led by @SenatorWicker meets with Serbian President Aleksandar #Vucic at #MSC2019 to discuss regional #security and #humanrights issues. pic.twitter.com/2KctzKGVIr
— Helsinki Commission (@HelsinkiComm) February 17, 2019
WJTV – Cool Schools: Mississippi Department of Education’s #NextLevelUpChallenge
Congressman Guest offers a Week in Review
A lot happened in Washington this week – from border security funding to failed socialist states. Find out more about it in our Week in Review video. pic.twitter.com/3yrj3ZUoKU
— Congressman Michael Guest (@RepMichaelGuest) February 15, 2019
Congressman Thompson tweets #FakeTrumpEmergency
The President has created a crisis. #FakeTrumpEmergency
— Bennie G. Thompson (@BennieGThompson) February 15, 2019
Hosemann officially qualifies for Lt. Governor
— Delbert Hosemann (@DelbertHosemann) February 15, 2019
The Trump Organization announced Thursday that it was “suspending its expansion plans for the Scion and American Idea hotel brands in Mississippi.”
The two chains with nationwide aspirations were being launched with Greenwood-based hoteliers Dinesh and Suresh Chawla.
The question remains: is this the end of the Scion West End in Cleveland, a $20 million multi-faceted complex with upscale lodging, dining and entertainment venues?
Suresh Chawla said in a telephone interview Thursday night only that the status of the project is “great.”
State Rep. Anderson takes jabs at President Trump via Twitter
The #TrumpWall has never been about #BorderSecurity. It’s about hate, isolation, and promoting a fabrication of fear from a threat that doesn’t exist. President Trump—your actions are counterproductive to the values of “true Americans”. I could say you know better, but I can’t.
— Rep. Jeramey Anderson (@jerameyanderson) February 15, 2019
Mississippi lawmakers acknowledge they are inviting a new court fight over banning most abortions at about six weeks into pregnancy, even as the state remains enmeshed in a fight over a 15-week ban.
Soon after Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed the 15-week ban into law in 2018, the only abortion clinic in the state filed a lawsuit. A federal judge put the law on hold and ruled months later that the law was unconstitutional. Mississippi is asking an appeals court to overturn that ruling.
Now, emboldened by two new conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court, abortion opponents in Mississippi and other states are trying to enact laws that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. That is about six weeks into pregnancy, when some women still may not know they are pregnant.
Palin shares news of Mississippi heartbeat bill
Thank you, Governor Palin. We will stand for life here in the Magnolia State and hope the rest of the nation follows. https://t.co/LPPBKbAjQ7
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) February 18, 2019
Sen. Wicker bills pass during Black History Month
Last week the Senate passed legislation I sponsored to bring greater attention to Mississippi’s civil rights history and to strengthen educational opportunities at HBCUs. #WickerReport https://t.co/QW0kOELsPF
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) February 18, 2019
Jackson County Republican Club President John Mosley is considering a run for the Southern District Public Service Commission seat, he told The Mississippi Press on Friday.
Mosley ran on the Republican ticket for mayor in the City of Moss Point where he finished second, but after support from the party, he says he is seriously considering seeking the PSC seat.
“Mississippi Republicans are committed to moving pass the hurtful reputation and history of the past and have shown great enthusiasm for my potential candidacy,” Mosley said. “People have asked me almost weekly about this run. This is the first time we have a viable African American candidate that could win and I’m humbled by their confidence in me.”