Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has a high-profile fundraiser set for Jackson on Thursday, hosted by former Gov. William Winter, U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson and a host of top Democratic movers and shakers.
This out-of-district fundraiser is adding to the speculation Presley, a rising star in the Democratic Party, is running for governor, lieutenant governor … you name it in 2015. He’s been traveling the state for quite some time now, and it would appear he’s building his name recognition outside North Mississippi. Many political observers speculate he might be working on a 2015 gubernatorial run.