‘Serial candidate’ among potential Palazzo challengers (Political Skinny)

Florida resident Joshua Larose, who has also run for office using the first name “Josue,” is among those who sent their qualifying paperwork to the Mississippi Democratic Party ahead of a Friday deadline. However, Democratic Party Executive Director Rickey Cole said he plans to recommend that Larose be disqualified.

“He has a very interesting story, to say the least” Cole said. “Basically, he is not what he claims to be.”

Paperwork Larose filed in Jackson says he is a qualified elector of Harrison County, but the address he provided matches a business complex in Flowood, Cole said.

“We’ve done a little research and found that he is a serial candidate in Florida,” Cole said. “Evidently he’s trying to branch out and run for office in Mississippi.”

MS Press
1/16/12