Friday, February 6, 2015

Congressman Alan Nunnelee passes

Governor Phil Bryant and others issued these statements:

  Gov. Phil Bryant Comments on the Passing of Congressman Alan Nunnelee

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant issues the following statement on the passing of Congressman Alan Nunnelee.

"Alan Nunnelee has been like a brother to me and was one of my dearest friends and companions.  I will miss him greatly.  Deborah and I are praying for Tori and their children.  He was the best man I've ever known."


State Treasurer Lynn Fitch released the following statement on the passing of Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee:

“I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend Congressman Nunnelee. Though he was a great Representative in Washington, his heart was in Mississippi. This is where he raised a family, built a business, and helped pass legislation that has left our state better. A man of great faith, he was always eager to give advice or tell a story. Even during his darkest hours, he remained selfless. He constantly looked for ways to help others while continuing to inspire those around him. Mississippi may have lost a great man, but our state is better for having known him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.

 Secretary Hosemann statement on the Passing of Congressman Alan Nunnelee

“Mississippi has lost a statesman, patriot, long-time public servant and valued leadership for our future and for our country.  Rarely does one individual possess these talents.  Alan possessed them all.  Lynn and I are praying for Tori and his family.”

 Statement from Rep. Steve Holland Regarding the Death of Congressman Alan Nunnelee
Jackson, MS“Alan and I were at opposite ends of the political spectrum, but I always found him to be a gentleman, a patriot, a devoted public servant and a family man,” said Rep. Holland (D-Plantersville). “We shared the Public Health Chairmanships jointly for four years, and I found him principled, stoic, studious and stalwart. My heart bleeds for his wife, family and all of us who respected this outstanding public servant and model citizen.”

Speaker Gunn Statement on Passing of U.S. Congressman Alan Nunnelee

Jackson, MS“Our prayers are with U.S. Congressman Alan Nunnelee's family,” said Speaker of the House Philip Gunn. “He was an honorable leader and our friend from Clinton. We will miss him dearly. May he rest in peace.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...


Nunnelee's leadership will be missed. A fire breathing conservative compared to Gregg Harper.

In a few months as the cards get played everyone will learn why Whitwell moved to Oxford. You can always count on the establishment Republicans for coronations.

Anonymous said...

Whitwell will make an excellent Congressman, should he decide to run. EYHO nobody.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful Mississippian Alan Nunnelee was! Can't believe those who are taking the opportunity of this day to talk politics. Certainly does not incline me toward their candidate. My prayer for blessings on his family who will miss him dearly as will we all.

Anonymous said...

Mike Tagert, the current transportation commissioner for the Northern District, would make an excellent Congressman.

Anonymous said...

The Repugnanticans ain't running Whitwell for Congress. They moved him up there to be the Haley owned replacement for the State Legislator that Boss Hogg has already annointed as Nunnelee's replacement. It is all rigged. Just watch.

Anonymous said...

1:27 said it well. Leave politics for another day. Gads! Mississippi has lost a respected voice. Have a little respect.

Anonymous said...

Yikes! I knew Alan is college. He was fearless who didn't mind doing the right thing even if the "groovy" people laughed and scorned him.

This isn't about politics. We have lost a good guy.

Anonymous said...

A terrible loss for Mississippi and for all who knew Alan. Sincerest condolences to his family.

Anonymous said...

It is all rigged. Just watch.

MSGOP has known that Congressman Nunnelee was terminal for a long time. What they didn't know was the when.

After McDaniel's showing the establishment Republicans are scared to death that DeSoto County will produce a conservative with the ability to fundraise that the party apparat doesn't control.

Get ready for fireworks as the Party elites work to silence the voices of the rank-and-file voters yet again.

Anonymous said...

If Jim Hood ever had an eye on Congress this could be the time to make a move. He'd win that seat going away and then springboard right into the special election to replace Cochran.

Congressman Jim Hood and then Senator Jim Hood.

Anonymous said...

I haven't ever met someone who knew Alan and didn't like and respect him. They may have disliked his politics, but he treated everyone with decency and loved his family. Mississippi is better having people like Alan in charge.

Anonymous said...

Republican operatives already distributing Barbour machine talking points regarding Nunnelee replacement.

Expressing Condolences said...

R.I.P. Mr. Nunnelee. I've never known of white people to use the term 'passed', but that's beside the point.

Anonymous said...

The comments here are refreshing in that one man is so well rembered. That is uplifting in so many ways.

Anonymous said...

Alan Nunnelee was one of the few true Republicans in Mississippi before the party was bastardized to only do the bidding of the 3rd world dictator's lobbyist.

Anonymous said...

Barbour could not elect anyone when he was at the top of his game. Now people run from him.

Anonymous said...

I dare say that Jackson Jambalaya has morphed into Mississippi's free speech juggernaut.

Kudos to the Proprietor!!!!!

Anonymous said...

February 6, 2015 at 8:40 PM:::This website is the worst thing to ever happen to Mississippi

Anonymous said...

@9;26

Glad that you were able to express that thought. I too, am happy that I am able to disagree!

Would you care to discuss why you think that this website is the "worst thing to ever happen to Missisippi"?

Your world must be extremely limited.

Anonymous said...

"R.I.P. Mr. Nunnelee. I've never known of white people to use the term 'passed', "

OK, well I've known thousands of white people who have said someone "passed away".

Po-tay-to, Po-tah-to.

Over Jordan said...

Passed is a term used by black folk to refer to the demise of a black person.

Passed away is a term usually used by white people in reference to the death of a white person.

Nunnelee was white. Kingfish is white. Nunnelee passed away.

Anonymous said...

Nunnelee stepped on plenty of people during hid political ascent. Although I am sad for his family, the fact is that he was a successful politician, which requires a certain amount of collateral damage to innocent people in the name of building power. He was no saint.

Anonymous said...

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement mourning the passing of Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi: - See more at: http://www.speaker.gov/press-release/speaker-boehner-mourns-passing-rep-alan-nunnelee#sthash.HVYcGpze.dpuf


OMG. A "RINO"! You see, Bubba, KingFish is "in the bag" fer them 'Stablishmint" Republicans.

Tea Party, go crawl back under the rock you slithered out from to spew venom. Losers.

Anonymous said...

February 6, 2015 at 8:40 PM:::This website is the worst thing to ever happen to Mississippi

You are absolutely correct. Very astute. The journalist running this operation is the worst thing ever to happen to the many scoundrels, crooks, urban brigands and politicos in Mississippi who do not want any public spotlight shined on their corruptions, crimes and misdeeds.

Cool Tool said...

What is an 'urban brigand'? And stop posting as anon, KF!

Anonymous said...

KF doesn't post anonymously. But DonnerKay does. Here at JJ.

ANON AMOS said...

How would you know either, 10:20?

Anonymous said...

David Parker
Quinten Whitwell
Gray Tollison
Brandon Presley
Chip Johnson
Doug Davis
Glenn McCoullough
Travis Childers
Mike Taggert (although me thinks he lives outside the district)

have fun

Anonymous said...

Travis Childers

Mike Taggert (although does he live in the district?)

Doug Davis

David parker

Gray Tollison

Q Whitwell

Chip Johnson

GLenn McCullough

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