It’s more than 250 days until 2010’s general election day, but electronic communications are flying to try to shape public opinion about candidates for the U.S. House.
Some e-mails are informational, some seem downright nasty.
As of Friday, Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District – basically north Mississippi – had four candidates seeking to make two party slots on the Nov. 1 ballot:
– Travis Childers of Booneville, a Democrat, the incumbent and unopposed so far in his party.
– Angela McGlowan of Oxford, Republican, consultant and former Fox News commentator.
– Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo, Republican, state senator.
– Henry Ross of Eupora, Republican, former mayor and Bush Administration appointee.
McGlowan, Nunnelee and Ross will square off June 1 in the GOP primary, a race few thought would be this interesting a few months ago.
March 1 is the qualifying deadline.
Thus far, the national Republican information machine is solidly behind Nunnelee, although a recent report in the nonpartisan Congressional Quarterly brought attention to “a little spat” on the GOP Congressional Committee’s “Young Guns” Program, which targets favorite candidates.