Sunday, March 1, 2015

And the horses are at the gate

Here are the latest lists from the parties. Some observations.

Link to Populaires List

*House District #65: James Covington is running. Interesting.
*Brad Oberhausen actually drew Jarvis Dortch of Raymond as a primary opponent. I expected him to be unopposed until November.
*Jim Evans has an opponent: Sam Begley. This will be fun. Donate if for no other reason than to watch fireworks.
*Scratch that last comment. Kennie Wayne and Barbara Blackmon are going to go at it.  Hell, we're going to sell tickets to this one.  We are exhuming the JYD and bringing him back from the dead to referee this bout.
*David Blount actually has not one but two primary opponents for his Senate seat.  So much for being a two-term incumbent.
*Bob Dearing qualified to run against Melanie Sojourner for her Senate seat. She beat him in the last election. She thus has one Democratic and two Republican opponents.
*PSC Race: Cecil Brown has an opponent: Bruce Burton, who seems to like losing.  The black Shawn O'Hara.
*Three Dems are vying for the chance to run against Dick Hall for MDOT Central Commish.  Word on the street is Greg Brand put Mary Coleman up to running.
*Charles Graham, yup, the impersonator's brother, qualified to run against Gilbert for SOS. He is going to be sending several SOS messages if he thinks he can win.  The 2015 edition of the The Mouse that whined.

Link to Optimates lists.

*House District #70: Pete Perry AND Sam Begley qualified to run against incumbent Jim Evans.
*John Reeves and Cory Wilson qualified for House District #73
*Tony Greer qualified to run for PSC Central District on the GOP side.
*John Moore has an opponent: Paul Buisson of Brandon. Get ready to get spammed. Buisson owns a robocall company. ;-)
*Bruce Bartley decided to take a swing at Joel Bomgar in House #58. This one might get a little interesting.
*House Pro-Tem Greg Snowden drew an opponent.
*McDaniel and Watson both decided to sit for re-election.
*Senator Nancy Collins drew not one but two primary opponents.
*Bill Marcy is back to claiming he is a Republican and is running against Senator Briggs Hopson in the GOP primary. Is there a medication for this condition?

Link to Madison County candidates

 *Three candidates for Circuit Clerk: Julia Hodges, Michael Pantin, and Anita Wray.
*The Sheriff actually drew an opponent: Democrat Renaldo Manning.
*Norman Cannady and John Evans vie to replace Gerald Barber.
*Attorney Sheila Jones is running against The Bagboy. ;-)
*Trey Baxter is running against John Howland
*Realtor Jill Ford is running against Supervisor Gerald Steen
*Republican David Bishop will face off against Supervisor Karl Banks
*Damn. A Republican qualified to run against Paul Griffin. Michael Jolly. Good luck in that district.
*District 2 for Justice Court Judge drew no less than nine candidates.  The Drug Dealers' lawyer is probably the favorite.
*District 3 Justice Court Judge race drew a few as well. Bill Weisneberger qualified despite his troubles while 6 other Republicans qualified as well as one Democrat and two independents.
*Judges Marsha Weems Stacey and Bruce McKinley are unopposed.
*Brad Harbour is going to take on Matt Shackleford for constable.

Link to Hinds County Candidates

*Election Commissioner Santore Bracey set his sights on Eddie Fair in the Tax Collector's race.  This might be a little fun to watch.
*Sheriff's race: Tyrone Lewis takes on Victor Mason, and three other opponents. Get ready for some bad blood to flow.
*Meanwhile Stanley Alexander faces off against Robert Schuler Smith for District Attorney.  This one will be trench warfare.  No holds barred.
*Reverand Stallworth, clown that he is, qualified to run against Peggy. No word if he will wear his Elvis-style warm-ups while campaigning.
*Barbara Dunn will not run for re-election.  Longtime assistant Zach Wallace will run against perennial candidate Vicki Mumford and Cedric Morgan.
*Supervisor Darrell McQuirter gets a rematch with Al Hunter and David Archie.
*10 guys, including slug Eric Stringfellow, are running for Kenneth Stokes's old seat in District 5.


Link to Rankin County candidates

*Larry Swales gets an election, not a coronation, as Supervisor Greg Wilcox throws his hat in the ring against the incumbent Chancery Clerk.
*Seven guys are running for the four constable positions but what is interesting is who is not on the ballot: Charles Lindsay.
*Roger Clapp has recovered from his ass-kicking in the Chancellor's race twenty years ago at the hands of now-deceased Thomas Zebert to run against incumbent Justice Court Judge Richard Redfern.  Chris Zebert is running against Justice Court Judge (3) Josh McCrory as well.   This will be one of the few races where NO candidates try to bring up family ties, history, or pedigree.
*Sheriff Bryan Bailey is unopposed.
*Supervisors: We got scrums in ever district except the one held by incumbent Jim Morrison.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

No comment on RCS's supes race? It should be a lot of fun.

Anonymous said...

This is the lowest turn out for GOP primary opponents against sitting GOP legislators in recent memory in the House. Tea Party didn't show up as was expected.

Socrates Garrett said...

James Covington is a great choice for house district 65

Anonymous said...

5:33. The douche tea baglet John Boy Reeves reared his racist head in 73. That will probably get him elected.

Anonymous said...

So glad to see someone running against Robert Smith. Does RSS even want to be the DA? I am sure all the criminals in Hinds County are not happy than he has an opponent. Their get out of free pass is about to be over! Stan Alexander is a man of integrity and he will actually prosecute the cases he is assigned. Kingfish can you get the number of cases RSS and his office have actually tried since they have been in office? I bet the number is low, very low.

Anonymous said...

Where happened to Shawn O'Hara and the Reform Party. They usually have a candidate for every statewide office.

Anonymous said...

Tea party nut bags are bringing the battle to 2 counties, Desoto and Madison. Madison is going to bring the full weight of the GOP down on them. Desoto I'm afraid could be lost. God help us.

Anonymous said...

Need McQuirter and Morgan to win to keep things headed the right way in Hinds. Morgan should walk away with Greer's seat. I'm glad he is running although I can't fathom why.

Anonymous said...

March 1, 2015 at 5:33 PM = Yada, yada, yada

Anonymous said...

6:30
Just like the tea party, the reform party was bastardized.
This tends to happen with any 'break away' party.
Illusion of choice what what? Yeah.
So, if you want to run and have a chance, you have to pick up a 'mainstream party' and inherit all of its issues and merits. Of course, there are those of us who know how it works, who will win and why. Sometimes we even help in this bastardized process of 'true democracy'.
Welcome to 'Merica!

Anonymous said...

Jill Ford v. Gerald Steen. Is she the same Jill Ford who is the daughter of Travis Little? RIP, Mr. Little. By all means, vote for Jill. Solid gold.

Anonymous said...

7:18. 5:33 is stating a fact. Usually all GOP House members have a primary but not this year. So what's your point? It is strange so few do this year.

Anonymous said...

Eric Stringfellow is running for office? Will his doctor wife help him campaign?

Anonymous said...

Usually all GOP House members have a primary but not this year.

Bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Tyrone vs Victor is the HCSO matchup. Should be a good one.

Anonymous said...

"And the horses are the gate"

Makes no sense. Might check spelling throughout also.

Anonymous said...

Shelia Jones, running against John Bell is an attorney.

Anonymous said...

Sure missing Dot Benford as a candidate. Now, who am I going to reselect?

Anonymous said...

Where is Shawn Ohara

Anonymous said...

Y'all are jumping the gun - assuming that some of your favorite candidates are not running (i.e. O'Hara, Benford, etc.) This list appears to not include all the 'minor' parties - Reform, Constitutional, Green, etc. - they are to file their list, along with the Dems and Repubs, with the SOS by Tuesday. It just happens that the two major parties kept their lists updated online, so they were available, and our Mississippi media assumes that is all there is. The others would take some work.

Anonymous said...

Trey Baxter is a stand up guy. Only possibility for some change in Madison County. That's some corrupt shit up there

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