Steve Simpson, the Republican candidate for attorney general, isn’t very good at explaining himself. Earlier this year, he got snippy when quizzed about why he hadn’t filed a campaign finance report. At the time, Simpson, who was serving as Haley Barbour’s public safety commissioner, was dancing around a couple of laws – not only the state requirement to periodically disclose contributions and expenditures over $200, but also a federal statute that forbids political activity by administrators of federal funds.
Now comes a revelation that Simpson was about a year delinquent in paying the local property taxes on his $378,000 Gulfport home. He came up with the $5,760 earlier this year when news of a tax lien on his home began circulating.
Enterprise-Journal via Hattiesburg American