TUPELO – Mayor Jason Shelton received national attention recently on cable news network MSNBC, which identified the first-term elected official as one of four rising stars to watch in state politics.
The left-leaning cable news network mentioned the Democratic mayor in one of a continuous series of political profiles of all 50 states. The Daily Rundown, a morning program with Chuck Todd, featured Mississippi’s “rising stars” on the Friday broadcast, appearing online Monday….
…A producer for the show said it asked journalists from throughout the state (including this reporter) and the cable channel did its own research to help determine which politicians – two Democrats and two Republicans – to feature. Other Mississippi political leaders featured are Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber, a Democrat, state Treasurer Lynn Fitch and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, both Republicans.