New Ad Documents Hood As ‘Toast of The Town’ To His Political Contributors

Hopkins’ Ad Exposes the Fact Hood’s Given State Contracts to Lawyers and Law Firms Who’ve Given Him Over $400,000 in Campaign Cash

JACKSON, MS – Today, retired Major General Al Hopkins unveiled a new campaign ad that illustrates the type of conversation Jim Hood’s campaign contributors are having behind closed doors. The ad documents the over $400,000 in campaign contributions Hood has taken from lawyers and law firms to whom he’s given state contracts since taking office.

“The way Jim Hood is giving state contracts to his political contributors might not be illegal, but it’s wrong,” stated Hopkins. “Sadly, Mr. Hood’s pattern of unethical behavior, that’s highlighted by the MCI Worldcom deal which he gave to his largest contributor, has created an unhealthy perception among Mississippians that the Attorney General’s office is for sale. It’s wrong, and it’s why Mississippians across the state are saying, ‘Jim Hood, you’re fired!'”

Script:

“Jim Hood says he’s the greatest.”

“Ha, great at making his friends rich! Ol’ Jim Hood’s given state contracts to his buddies …” (Documentation Cite: Attorney General of the State of Mississippi, Retention Agreements, 2004-2007)

“… who’ve given him hundreds of thousands in campaign cash.” (Documentation Cite: Mississippi Secretary of State, Elections Division, Candidate’s Annual Report of Receipts and Disbursements, 2004-2007)

“When WorldCom owed our state a billion dollars in back taxes? …” (Documentation Cite: The Clarion-Ledger, 5/10/05)

“… Jim Hood gave the deal to his crony …” (Documentation Cite: Attorney General of the State of Mississippi, Retention Agreement, 9/29/04)

“… who’s given him over a hundred thousand dollars.” (Documentation Cite: Mississippi Secretary of State, Elections Division, Candidate’s Annual Report of Receipts and Disbursements, 2004-2007)

“It paid $14 million.” (Documentation Cite: Biloxi Sun Herald, 1/13/07)

“Pays to give Jim Hood money!”

“Sure does!”

Documentation:

Firms of Hood contributors receiving contracts for legal work
(sorted alphabetically, DAGA contributions not included)

Firm
City
State
Contrib. Date
Amount

Baker Donelson
Flowood
MS
03/19/03
$2,500.00

Baker Donelson
Flowood
MS
09/04/03
$2,500.00

Baker Donelson
Flowood
MS
08/01/05
$1,500.00

Baker Donelson
Jackson
MS
06/01/06
$273.00

Baker Donelson
Jackson
MS
12/28/06
$1,700.00

Baker Donelson
Flowood
MS
06/05/07
$1,750.00

Baron & Budd
Baton Rouge
LA
11/07/05
$2,300.00

Baron & Budd
Baton Rouge
LA
11/07/05
$5,000.00

Baron & Budd
Baton Rouge
LA
11/08/05
$1,900.00

Baron & Budd
Dallas
TX
11/07/05
$5,000.00

Baron & Budd
Dallas
TX
11/07/05
$5,000.00

Bernstein Liebhard & Lifshitz
New York
NY
11/15/05
$15,000.00

Bernstein Liebhard & Lifshitz
New York
NY
02/23/06
$15,000.00

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman
New York
NY
02/16/06
$5,000.00

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman
Bronxville
NY
02/17/06
$5,000.00

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman
New Orleans
LA
02/17/06
$5,000.00

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman
New York
NY
04/25/07
$1,000.00

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman
New York
NY
04/25/07
$1,000.00

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman
Bronxville
NY
02/14/06
$5,000.00

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman
Rancho Santa
CA
02/16/06
$5,000.00

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman
New York
NY
04/16/07
$1,000.00

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman
New York
NY
04/26/07
$1,000.00

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman
New York
NY
04/24/07
$2,500.00

Blair & Bondurant
Brandon
MS
05/29/06
$500.00

Bossier & Kitchens
Jackson
MS
08/28/03
$1,000.00

Bossier & Kitchens
Jackson
MS
10/19/04
$1,000.00

Daniel Corker Horton & Bell
Jackson
MS
06/01/06
$200.00

Danny E. Cupit Law Offices
Jackson
MS
07/16/03
$1,000.00

Danny E. Cupit Law Offices
Jackson
MS
01/19/07
$5,000.00

David Nutt & Associates
Jackson
MS
03/12/03
$500.00

David Nutt & Associates
Ridgeland
MS
08/12/04
$35,000.00

David Nutt & Associates
Ridgeland
MS
05/17/07
$552.00

David Nutt & Associates
Ridgeland
MS
06/06/07
$25,000.00

Krebs Farley
Jackson
MS
05/15/03
$1,000.00

Krebs Farley
Jackson
MS
07/07/03
$150.00

Krebs Farley
Jackson
MS
12/04/03
$170.00

Krebs Farley
Jackson
MS
12/11/03
$250.00

Krebs Farley
Jackson
MS
06/15/06
$500.00

Krebs Farley
Jackson
MS
02/27/07
$250.00

Lee Young Law Firm
Moss Point
MS
08/18/03
$500.00

Liston & Lancaster
Winona
MS
04/01/03
$5,000.00

Liston & Lancaster
Winona
MS
09/23/03
$5,000.00

Liston & Lancaster
Winona
MS
01/10/07
$5,000.00

Lundy & Davis
Madison
MS
08/12/05
$1,000.00

Lundy & Davis
Lake Charles
LA
08/11/05
$1,650.00

Lundy & Davis
Lake Charles
LA
08/10/05
$5,000.00

Lundy & Davis
Madison
MS
08/11/05
$1,000.00

Lundy & Davis
Houston
TX
08/11/05
$5,000.00

Lundy & Davis
Lake Charles
LA
08/11/05
$5,000.00

Lundy & Davis
Houston
TX
08/11/05
$1,275.00

Lundy & Davis
Brandon
MS
08/11/05
$3,000.00

Maxey Wann
Jackson
MS
03/11/03
$1,000.00

Maxey Wann
Jackson
MS
08/02/03
$1,000.00

Maxey Wann
Jackson
MS
08/28/03
$200.00

Maxey Wann
Jackson
MS
10/21/03
$1,000.00

Maxey Wann
Jackson
MS
12/11/03
$1,000.00

Maxey Wann
Jackson
MS
02/27/07
$1,000.00

Pittman Germany Roberts & Welsh
Jackson
MS
06/01/06
$195.00

Pittman Germany Roberts & Welsh
Jackson
MS
06/15/06
$2,500.00

Pittman Germany Roberts & Welsh
Jackson
MS
12/01/06
$375.00

Pittman Germany Roberts & Welsh
Jackson
MS
03/12/03
$500.00

Pittman Germany Roberts & Welsh
Jackson
MS
03/12/03
$500.00

Pittman Germany Roberts & Welsh
Jackson
MS
07/10/03
$5,000.00

Pittman Germany Roberts & Welsh
Jackson
MS
10/01/03
$4,500.00

Pittman Germany Roberts & Welsh
Jackson
MS
06/28/04
$15,000.00

Pittman Germany Roberts & Welsh
Jackson
MS
05/08/07
$10,000.00

Pittman Germany Roberts & Welsh
Jackson
MS
05/08/07
$10,000.00

Schiffrin & Barroway
Radnor
PA
02/22/06
$5,000.00

Schiffrin & Barroway
Radnor
PA
07/09/07
$12,500.00

Schiffrin & Barroway
Radnor
PA
02/22/06
$500.00

Schiffrin & Barroway
Radnor
PA
02/22/06
$500.00

Schiffrin & Barroway
Radnor
PA
07/14/06
$522.12

Schiffrin & Barroway
Radnor
PA
07/14/06
$508.13

Schiffrin & Barroway
Radnor
PA
02/21/06
$5,000.00

Schiffrin & Barroway
Radnor
PA
07/09/07
$12,500.00

Schiffrin & Barroway
Radnor
PA
02/21/06
$500.00

The Langston Law Firm
Booneville
MS
06/20/03
$15,964.59

The Langston Law Firm
Booneville
MS
06/30/03
$5,000.00

The Langston Law Firm
Booneville
MS
07/01/03
$2,500.00

The Langston Law Firm
Booneville
MS
07/04/03
$875.00

The Langston Law Firm
Booneville
MS
10/01/03
$10,000.00

The Langston Law Firm
Booneville
MS
06/04/04
$25,000.00

The Langston Law Firm
Booneville
MS
08/11/05
$7,000.00

The Langston Law Firm
Booneville
MS
09/30/05
$14,000.00

The Langston Law Firm
Booneville
MS
10/05/05
$4,500.00

The Langston Law Firm
Booneville
MS
11/03/05
$4,500.00

The Langston Law Firm
Booneville
MS
11/10/05
$2,625.00

The Langston Law Firm
Booneville
MS
05/14/07
$5,250.00

The Langston Law Firm
Booneville
MS
06/06/07
$15,000.00

Wolf Popper
New York
NY
10/10/03
$1,000.00

Wolf Popper
New York
NY
02/22/06
$15,000.00

Zimmerman Reed
Wyzata
MN
07/06/07
$1,000.00

Zimmerman Reed
Alexandria
LA
07/07/07
$1,000.00

Zimmerman Reed
Long Lake
MN
07/06/07
$1,000.00

Total:
$423,934.84

Outside Counsel Contracts (sorted alphabetically by firm)

Subject of Contract
Law Firm
Contract Date

Visteon Corporation
Baron & Budd
09/19/05

Cigna Corporation
Bernstein Liebhard & Lifshitz
02/16/06

Merck & Co.
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman
11/12/05

Delphi Corp
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman
02/21/06

Converium Holdings AG
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman
02/26/06

Mills Corporation
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman
03/14/06

UnitedHealth Group Inc.
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman
05/17/06

Pursue Energy Corporation
Blair & Bondurant
02/13/96

Merck/Vioxx
Bossier & Kitchens
03/04/05

Johson-McAdams Firm
Burr & Forman/Krebs Farley
04/24/07

Facility Holdings Corp
Burr & Forman/Krebs Farley
04/25/07

Average Wholesale Price/Medicaid Claims
Copeland Cook Taylor & Bush
02/28/05

City of Memphis/Memphis Light Gas & Water
Daniel Coker Horton & Bell
01/01/05

Third parties/natural resources
Davidson Bowie & Sims
07/25/06

Olivia Y et al vs Haley Barbour et al
Stephen Edds
07/21/04

Robert Marie et al v Gaylord Paper Manufacturer et al
Furnish & Associates
01/19/04

Kmart/Sears Holding Corporation
Grant & Eisenhofer
08/01/06

Microsoft Corporation
Hazzard Law LLC
08/09/04

BASF and other pharma
Hazzard Law LLC
08/09/04

WorldCom/KPMG
Langston Law Firm
09/29/04

Various Pharma
Langston Law Firm
07/21/06

Brown and Williamson Co
Lee Young Law Firm
05/01/06

EEOC
Maxey Wann
01/01/06

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc
Schiffrin & Barroway
03/30/06

Coca Cola Enterprise Inc
Schiffrin & Barroway
04/10/06

Viacom Inc.
Schiffrin & Barroway
09/13/06

Dell Inc
Schiffrin & Barroway
11/07/06

Caremark RX Inc.
Various
12/12/06

State Farm and Casualty Company
Various
05/28/07

Freidman Billings Ramsey Group Inc
Wolf Popper
08/10/05

Sonus Networks Inc
Wolf Popper
03/23/06

Boston Scientific Corporation
Zimmerman Reed PLLP
01/03/07

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