The Trump for President Campaign issued a Cease and Desist letter on October 12 to Mississippians for Compassionate Care “for unauthorized and misleading representations of President Trump’s support for Initiative Measure No. 65.”
The letter from Michael J. Glassner, a senior official with the Trump Campaign, to Jamie Grantham of the Mississippians for Compassionate Care states, “your organization has been circulating misleading information using the President’s name… President Trump has never expressed support for Initiative 65, and his campaign demands that you immediately cease and desist all activities using the President’s name, image or likeness in support of the legalization of medical marijuana in Mississippi.”
Several former “steering committee members” of the pro-Initiative 65 Medical Marijuana 2020 have recently decided to vote against the proposal to legalize “medical marijuana” in Mississippi.
Dr. Jason Dean, Tim Moore and Clarke Reed all initially supported the concept of Initiative 65 when it was presented to them under the guise of a genuine medical marijuana program and agreed to serve on the group’s steering committee; however, each of them after getting the facts about Initiative 65 have decided to remove their names from the steering committee and vote against Initiative 65 on November 3rd.
“It sounded like a good idea; we all know people who have struggled with cancer and other diseases,” said Clarke Reed, a businessman and Republican leader from Greenville. “When the marijuana group’s leader approached me, he convinced me this was only about helping really sick people, but it is now clear this is all about making money for the out-of-state marijuana industry.”
Wicker: Democrats block continuing PPP
Senate Democrats BLOCKED the Continuing Paycheck Protection Program Act. This simple proposal would have extended a second round of #PPP support to small businesses to keep their doors open and employees on the payroll.
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) October 20, 2020
Hyde-Smith: Senate Democrats continue to hurt the American people
PPP successfully kept hard-hit small businesses and their employees afloat as the #coronavirus battered our economy. It’s a shame that Senate Dems continue to hurt the American people instead of getting real help out the door right now.
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) October 20, 2020
For decades, Democrats have taken the black vote for granted, expecting it to be a “loyal” bloc for the left.
Establishment leaders in the Democratic Party, such as Congressman Bennie Thompson in Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District, have generally been propagating a narrative that Republicans are racist and anti-minority, and that conservatives cannot relate to the plight of black voters…
…Yet now, with two weeks left until Election Day, some impactful black voices are questioning what policy proposals from the left would do to not only black communities but the nation as a whole.
Anti-Trump Lincoln Project produces ad supporting Espy
Mississippi, it's time for Mike Espy. pic.twitter.com/aL7ZCLyKBB
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 19, 2020
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) today released the first ever Governors ranking, the 2020 Laffer-ALEC Report on Economic Freedom. The scorecard ranks America’s 50 governors based on policy performance and result, as well as executive leadership before and after the start of the COVID-19 health crisis. Gov. Reeves receives 3 out of 5 stars and ranks 29th overall. Gov. Reeves’ mission to lead Mississippi to a more pro-business climate will help continue the state’s recent employment growth.
“State executives implement policy and respond to crisis in dramatically different ways,” said Reagan Economist Dr. Arthur B. Laffer. “At such a critical decision point, voters need fact-based, nonpartisan data to judge their leaders and hold them accountable. The objective data voters need is all about economics, and it’s all found in this ranking.”
MSDH daily COVID-19 reporting
Today MSDH is reporting 730 more cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, 31 deaths, and 127 ongoing outbreaks in long-term care facilities. The total of #covid19 cases for the year is now 111,322, with 3,202 deaths. Case details and prevention guidance at https://t.co/QP8mlJ41AN pic.twitter.com/ozxWe7jYtH
— MS Dept of Health (@msdh) October 20, 2020
Governor Tate Reeves announced that Chris Wells will serve as the permanent Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. Wells served as the Chief of Staff at MDEQ for six years, and the Senior Attorney for the department prior to that. He has served as Interim Executive Director since the Governor’s inauguration. Wells is a graduate of Mississippi State University and the Mississippi College School of Law.
“Chris is a dedicated public servant who has spent the bulk of his career working for the people of Mississippi. He knows what it means to put their priorities first, and he has been a steady hand in this vital role since I took office. I have the utmost confidence in him, and I know that he will continue to serve the people well,” said Governor Tate Reeves.
WLOX – Depreo wins Diamondhead special mayoral election
Residents of Diamondhead came out to vote for the city’s second mayor in municipal history in a special election Tuesday.
After all of the ballots were counted, absentee included, Councilwoman Nancy Depreo was elected Diamondhead’s next mayor with 1,121 votes. Her opponent Richard Willis received 888 votes.
The mayoral seat has been vacant since the passing of Tommy Schafer back in July. Schafer served as Diamonhead’s first elected mayor after the city was incorporated in 2012.