Monday, March 31, 2014

Bennie backs Junior

No surprise here as Bennie held a fund-raiser for Melvin Priester, Jr. last year.  WLBT reported:

On Monday, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson, whose congressional district encompasses a majority of the City of Jackson, announced his support for Ward 2 Councilman and City Council President Melvin Priester, Jr. for mayor of Jackson.

"The Capital City clearly needs someone with the vision, ability and passion to get the job done," said Thompson. "I have known Melvin Priester, Jr. his entire life and have watched him graduate top of his class at Murrah High School, finish college and law school, and return home to make a difference in our community. I have worked with Melvin Priester, Jr. on various projects involving his ward and have been impressed with his desire to make the Capital City a showplace for the State of Mississippi."

Thompson goes on to say that Priester's platforms on economic development, expanded affordable housing, infrastructure development and public education advancement will improve the lives of the Jackson people.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHOEVER Massa Bennie be fo I'm against!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wonder what took so long? Bennie knows the election is in a week doesn't he? Melvin will have a hard time making the runoff. Then if Bennie supports another candidate after that it won't carry as much weight.

Anonymous said...

Rep. Thompson is just a corporate type. He backs agribusiness, millionaire farmers, and polluters. The party leadership is so uninspiring and so is Priester.

Anonymous said...

Free the land!

Johnny Weir said...

Bennie better get to work finding JOBS for the 1300+ employees fixing to be laid off from Harrah's.

Anonymous said...

Antar and Yarber in the runoff, Antar wins.

Anonymous said...

Johnny, Harrah's had a buyer, but it fell through. Someone else will buy the property and make a go of it. Way too much infrastructure and too close to Memphis.

Darryl Hamilton said...

Woe betide our Capitol city should the unwashed elect an unproven Octavian. Will Bennie push young Octavian in the run-off? Smart money is yes. He'll never back a man of principles like Yarber. The Harpy must be beside herself at the prospect of greasin' with the Massa.

Anonymous said...


I agree if it is Antar vs Yarber Priester or Barrett than Antar wins.

Anonymous said...


Why would priester seek bennie thompson's endorsement? Jr. Must be running scared of Yarber. I am sure that the BT Express is about to start rolling. Get ready for the mean and nasty side of this election.

Yarber had better buckle up, because the trip is going to be bumpy!

Anonymous said...

@Darryl, what are these principles you speak of? Only principles I have seen have been an ability get his base fired up by making illegal and empty promises that he know the mayor cannot do (i.e. Frank Melton) he's just like every other politician, empty promises and an empty suit.

Anonymous said...

How did the Romans build the Forum Boarum if it wasn't built by Roman engineers and workers?

Anonymous said...

The politicians have only wear and tear to show...some half done public works projects. Credit those same experienced candidates with the federal and state authorities appointed to put the city on a very short leash. That is what our experienced candidates offer. Failed city services and city hall experience go hand in hand.

Anonymous said...

How "bumpy" can it get between Yarber and Melvin? The election is in 6! days. One of them will probabaly be eliminated very soon and it will more than likely be Melvin. If anything, the BT endorsement should irritate Octavian more than anyone.

Anonymous said...

Oh Ye of Short Memory...

I may need the fact gestapo to help me, but didn't the light skinned Rankin County transplant garner 48% percent of the vote against the Octavian's late father?

So Yarber, a life long Jacksonian and sitting councilman from a heavy turnout ward, is somehow less capable of beating a Lumumba? I'm having trouble following the logic here...

My opinion, that's worth what you're paying for it, is that Yarber/Priester would trounce young Chokwe 55/45 in a run-off... MBS wouldn't garner 40%

Anonymous said...

Man oh Man....a BT endorsement. To get worse, you'd have to get a Fondren Bugle endorsement.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that just got MPJ my vote in the JJ poll.

Anonymous said...


Yep, I also just voted for MP Jr. in the JJ poll because of his connection with and control by Bennie Thompson.

Now everything he does on the city council will be viewed with suspicion...hopefully his political career can recover after this extreme error in judgment.

Kingfish said...

Why? You didn't mind last year when Bennie held a fund-raiser for him.

Anonymous said...


KF, I understand helping your candidate raise money by co-spoonsoring a fund-raiser, but I believe that when a congressman takes a risk and invests the political capital of an endorsement, a major return on that investment is expected!

Anonymous said...

Massah Bennie delivered the last election to Edwin in the last weekend of the campaign. He'll do it again for Priester here, and reinstall his house boy Green to supervise just like he did for Edwin.

Anonymous said...


JFP endorsed Antar for Mayor.

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