Butler slings mud on Neshoba stump

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler slung the first mud at the Neshoba County fair stump speaking Wednesday, questioning incumbent State Auditor Stacey Pickering’s campaign spending, reportedly the subject of a federal investigation.

But Pickering, who spoke immediately following, acknowledged neither his opponent Butler nor her questions, except to say the crowd had probably heard “ranting and raving, fussing and fighting” about the race. He said he’s proud of his record as auditor, which includes recovering $24 million in misspent or stolen tax dollars.

Clarion Ledger