This past weekend Republicans from across Mississippi gathered in Jackson to choose their party leadership, approve a platform and select delegates to the Republican National Convention later this summer in Tampa where the GOP will formally nominate Mitt Romney to challenge President Barack Obama in November.
As is typical, the convention was part work and part pep rally. Elected officials addressed the Republican faithful at receptions and the convention with a clear excitement at the prospect of continuing GOP domination in Mississippi and the hope to change to a new President this January. Republican Chairman Joe Nosef, who was elected to a full four year term at the convention, announced the switch of four more Democratic elected officials from Jones County and Leake County to the GOP. National Committeeman Henry Barbour and National Committeewoman Jeanne Luckey were both reelected.
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