Former Greenwood Mayoral Candidate Qualifies to Run for Lt. Gov.

Yesterday, Greenwood native and self proclaimed rapper, Jelani Barr qualified to run as a Democrat for Lt. Gov. On the onset it makes sense because he’s technically only the second candidate qualify as a Democrat for statewide office….

…I for one am all for candidates coming forward and running for public office but I question this move. Opining about a municipal mandatory curfew is light-years away from presiding over the state senate. This hearkens back to the Alvin Greene of South Carolina situation of 2010.

It’s my hope that he’s in this on his own accord and there’s not something more sinister afoot. He could have had his pick of statewide offices to qualify for likely without opposition…

MS Political Pulse
2/14/15