WLBT – Tate Reeves prepares for primary runoff

Tate Reeves prepares for primary runoff

There’s a week left for Tate Reeves to drum up excitement and to encourage voters to turn out again.

“We think we can grow our vote and grow the number of people that go to the polls next Tuesday, but we can’t do it alone,” Reeves said to a group of supporters at a meet-and-greet Tuesday night…

…Reeves believes his platform and policy views are resonating with voters.

“The fact that my opponent is for ObamaCare expansion. The fact that my opponent wants to raise taxes and those are issues that are so different than the vast majority of Republican voters across Mississippi. It is really something that has energized our base. It’s energized people throughout Mississippi.”

Bryant, Gipson, Baker, others hold presser to back Reeves for Governor


WTOK – Haley Barbour endorses Tate Reeves in GOP runoff

NESHOBA DEMOCRAT – Editorial / For Governor

Speaking of education, Mississippi has spent $400 million more on education since Tate Reeves was elected Lieutenant Governor. And every teacher is making at least $8,000 more than they did in 2011.

But ole Tater is anti-education, right?

We’ve seen these same liberal tactics used on President Trump. Say anything and hope it sticks. Trump, who has endorsed Reeves, calls that “fake news.”

Reeves ran as a fiscal conservative 16 years ago and has governed as a fiscal conservative every, single day since. He’s cut taxes, prioritized spending and said “no” to special interests.

Reeves has a proven track record. Mississippi is moving forward with low unemployment and new job opportunities, record graduation and lower dropout rates.

SUNHERALD – Top Miss. Republicans speak out after lawmaker found not guilty of domestic violence

House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, outlines for reporters what he believes are the chief accomplishments of this year’s Legislative Session, Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss.Philip Gunn, speaker of the House of Representatives, released a statement after a George County Justice Court judge found McLeod not guilty after being accused of punching Michele McLeod in the face at their home in May.

“The whole situation is still very concerning, not only to me, but to many other members of the House of Representatives,” Gunn said in a press release. “The court may have found Representative McLeod not guilty, but as a member of the Mississippi Legislature to find yourself in this situation — it is still an issue.”

WLOX – Mississippi lawmaker found not guilty of domestic violence

Mississippi lawmaker found not guilty of domestic violenceMississippi Republican representative, Doug McLeod, was found not guilty after his trial Tuesday…

…Despite the not guilty verdict, members of the Mississippi Republican Party are still concerned over the incident.

“The Mississippi Republican Party continues to condemn domestic violence in the strongest possible terms. I share Speaker Gunn’s concerns about Rep. McLeod’s actions and applaud him for referring this matter to the ethics committee.” – Mississippi Republican Party Chairman, Lucien Smith

MAGEE NEWS – Lynn Fitch just won’t debate Andy Taggart 

Treasurer Lynn Fitch has ignored three new invitations to debate Andy Taggart. The invitations came from both Andy’s campaign and media outlets.
On August 7, the day after the first primary in their race for Attorney General, Andy sent a letter to Ms. Fitch inviting her to participate in a series of three live debates during the three weeks of the runoff election at any times that would be agreeable to her.
Andy wrote, “As candidates for Attorney General, I believe we have a particular responsibility to allow the voters of our state to compare our skills and experience as advocates — and our position as public servants — in person and head to head.”
Ms. Fitch has not responded to Andy’s letter.

So he’s saying there’s a chance?


Wicker tours Coast Guard station in Alaska


Gov. Bryant announces new Amory industry


CLARION LEDGER – Sid Salter: Wayne Weidie cast a long, meaningful shadow over Mississippi’s modern political evolution

Sid SalterOne of the state’s best known and most influential political journalists of the 1970s and 1980s died last week after a courageous battle with cancer. I will sorely miss him.

Wayne Weidie died Aug. 15 at his home in Venice, FL. He was 78. He was one of the great friends and professional associates of my life – a man with whom I shared a lot of laughter and front-row seats to some of the most intriguing political dramas in Mississippi’s last half-century…

…Wayne was successful in political journalism, successful later in life as chief of staff for former 4th District U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor on Capitol Hill and later as a governmental affairs consultant before his retirement. In his last years, he returned to journalism in a new way —  as author of The Weidie Report political blog.

Sen. Hyde-Smith, DoD present Defense of Freedom medal


Dem. State Rep. Anderson seeks investigation over MHP traffic stop video

Mississippi AP writer Amy moves to Atlanta