The Clarion-Ledger, 9/12/7

Gov. Haley Barbour says Mississippi should begin enforcing a state law that requires political parties to do a little leg work before certifying someone as a candidate for office.

Under the state law, a political party cannot certify a candidate as its nominee until that person files all of their campaign finance documents with the secretary of state’s office.

“That’s something that isn’t being done,” Barbour said. “We’re going to go forward and make it plain that we’re not going to certify someone as the nominee until the party has done what they’re supposed to do.”