WJTV – Democrat Candidates for Governor call out AG Jim Hood for not attending forum
Brett Favre supporting Reeves for Governor
It’s always a great day on the campaign when you get to spend some time with friends. I am truly blessed to call @BrettFavre and @PhilBryantMS my friends and have their support in my run for Governor! pic.twitter.com/DShiRaCFFP
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) July 17, 2019
Congressman Thompson wants Capitol Police to reevaluate member security procedures following President’s criticism of the Squad
I have sent a letter to the US Capitol Police, urging for member security procedures to be re-evaluated immediately. pic.twitter.com/YP0SXpbB8b
— Bennie G. Thompson (@BennieGThompson) July 16, 2019
Attorneys defending Mississippi say a lawsuit challenging the state’s system of choosing a governor is about “partisan politics,” not protecting African Americans’ voting rights.
The election-year lawsuit was filed May 30 by four black plaintiffs with backing from Eric Holder, who was the first African American U.S. attorney general.
It says Mississippi’s 1890 constitution “has its basis in racism”, requiring gubernatorial candidates to win a majority of the popular vote and a majority of the 122 Mississippi House districts. Without both, the election is decided by the House. The system is unique in the U.S.
In court papers Monday, Mississippi’s Republican House speaker and secretary of state said they shouldn’t be sued but Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood should be.
Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson said a man went into the Williams Medical Clinic in Potts Camp and shot his wife, who worked there as a receptionist.
WMC has confirmed the identity of the couple through the sheriff’s office.
Sheriff Dickerson said Carl Robinson, who was running for state representative of District 5, shot his wife Latoya Thompson before killing himself. Thompson was flown to the hospital where she later died.
Investigators say the two were in the middle of a divorce.
MS Manufacturers Association PAC release Mississippi House primary endorsements
Bryant cuts video ad for Watson for SOS
ACU endorses Watson for SOS
“Mississippians deserve a Secretary of State that will uphold the conservative values that reflect their voters and that’s why we’ve decided to endorse @MichaelWatsonMS,” says ACU Chairman @mschlapp. Learn more below.
— American Conservative Union (@ACUConservative) July 16, 2019
Baker releases ad for AG: If you’re looking for Jim Hood 2.0, I’m not your man
If you’re looking for Jim Hood 2.0, I’m not your man.
You better believe I support building the wall and building it now.
I’m endorsed by the NRA with a 100% record on defending the unborn and protecting religious freedoms. Watch our new ad below: pic.twitter.com/lBPQ2yIY06
— Mark Baker (@MarkBakerForAG) July 16, 2019
SUNHERALD – Mississippi Congressman leads moment of silence for Emily Goss, Hancock student killed in wreck
Gov. Bryant hears from Mississippi military base commanders
Yesterday I had the honor of meeting with all the base commanders in Mississippi at Keesler Air Force Base.
It’s important that I hear from the men & women leading our military installations. I want Mississippi to continue to be the most military friendly state in the nation. pic.twitter.com/1uBOAmxuni
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) July 16, 2019
Wicker: Mark Esper is an All Star nominee for Secretary of Defense
If the House and Senate cannot work out the differences between our versions of the #NDAA and agree on a two year budget caps number, then shame on us. Our nation’s security requires cooperation and certainty. https://t.co/7u234Kwq4d
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) July 16, 2019
WJTV – Hinds County candidate says a county “supervisor’s a man’s job”
Mississippi high school teachers are being asked to complete a survey on whether they think the state should continue requiring the U.S. History test.
“That is the only assessment we give that is not required by the federal government,” explained Mississippi Professional Educators Executive Director.
It became the last action item for the state’s testing task force to undertake. The group met throughout the school year to see if there are ways to reduce or streamline the amount of testing statewide.