Thursday Election Notebook

MS-01: Amanda Mandel, a Tupelo Tea Party organizer, has stepped down from that role to join Gail Giaramita’s bid for Congress. Giaramita is running on the Constitution Party ticket on the November ballot.

MS-01: The DCCC is continuing to go after Alan Nunnelee for not providing a full statement on social security privatization. Apparently they have a countdown clock in the DCCC offices and this is day 60 which means he supports privatization. Henry Ross and Angela McGlowan have both lent support to some form of privatization while Travis Childers recently used taxpayer money to send out an email saying he will oppose any and all privatization measures. The Democrats have a good hand here, but I don’t know if its on voters minds right now.

MS-01: The Commercial Appeal has an article on the First District Tuesday night debate in Southaven that featured Angela McGlowan, Henry Ross and two other third party candidates. Childers and Nunnelee did not attend. The event was sponsored by the Mississippi Tea Party.

MS-01: Angela McGlowan sent out a press release calling on the state legislature to pass a bill that would “exempt the state’s firearm, firearm accessory and ammunition manufacturers from the Commerce clause of the US Constitution where the product is retained in the state.” This is modeled after a similar bill in Tennessee. Nothing wrong with this except in the press release she said this should be taken up by the “Mississippi State Assembly.” Of course, Mississippi does not have an assembly- it is a legislature. Everyone makes mistakes, but it is little things like this that raise red flags with McGlowan. As someone pointed out, Virginia- the state where McGlowan is listed as living in according to past Congressional contributions she has made- does call it an Assembly.

MS-01: Travis Childers continues to tout some of the benefits from last year’s federal stimulus bill. In his latest email, he states “The Recovery Act allocated a total of $2.8 million to Mississippi for the state’s energy efficient appliance rebate program.” This includes various rebates for dishwashers, air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machine, freezers, water heaters, furnaces, and more.

Majority in Miss.