Legislative primaries prelude to November battle

“We feel very good about the elections this year,” House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, said recently in an e-mail response. “The Republicans in the House have a great record to run on, and I believe that will show at the ballot boxes.

“I’m confident that we will not only come back with the majority, but that we will come back with more Republicans serving in the House than ever before.”

Not surprisingly, Rep. Bobby Moak of Bogue Chitto, the House Democratic leader, provides an alternative view.

“The main thing is I would rather be in the position of the House Democrats than the Republicans today,” Moak said. “We like our numbers, and we like our positions.

“We believe we have made a strong record on education and health care.”

Daily Journal
7/26/15