Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tyner withdraws from PSC race

Attorney Mitch Tyner issued the following press release:


Tyner cites party unity in withdrawing from PSC Race.


Yesterday, candidate Mitch Tyner, sent a request to Republican Chairman Joe Nosef requesting that his name be removed from consideration in the upcoming Republican primary for Public Service Commissioner.

Tyner had been approached to enter the race last fall when it appeared that Republican Commissioner Lynn Posey might not seek reelection. Democrat Cecil Brown entered the race last year and Tyner’s supporters did not want to see this seat controlled by the democrats.

Only two days before the qualifying deadline, Republican Supervisor Tony Greer withdrew his re-election bid for Hinds County Supervisor and qualified to run for the Public Service Commission. Rather than divide the Republican Party and put this seat at risk to the Democrats, Tyner has elected to withdraw from the race.

Tyner said; “Last year the party had a very divisive U.S. Senate race. The party cannot remain divided and continue to win elections, especially in districts so evenly split like Mississippi’s Central District. I’ve known Tony Greer since college. He has served several terms as a Clinton alderman as well as the unexpired term of Mayor Fisher’s supervisor seat. I want to do my part in restoring party unity and electing good conservative candidates.”

Addressing rumors that Haley Barbour played a role in Tyner’s decision, Tyner states; “Governor Barbour and I did not discuss the PSC race but we have both expressed an interest in party unity all the way down the ticket.”

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hate he waited so long to get out of the race...

Anonymous said...

Love Tony Greer but wish he had run for re-election to the Hinds BOS. Voting for Cecil Brown on this one because Kemper and Barbour have to be stopped.

Anonymous said...

Tony should stay where he is for Cecil will get most of votes.

Anonymous said...

Tony will bring the same hard questions to PSC that he did to Hinds BOS.

Anonymous said...

Tyner could not have continued to practice law if he were elected to PSC under the statute requiring a PSC member to serve full time. Wonder if that had something to do with his dropping out.

Anonymous said...

Has Barbour recruited one of the candidates to be Kemper's guy on the PSC?

Anonymous said...

Cecil has his little band of believers in North East Jackson but that’s all he has. No one outside of that little corner cares that he’s done their neighbors taxes.

Anonymous said...

Lot of GOP will vote straight ticket. Lots of dems will turn out for MAEP. Should be a hum dinger. Lots of UM grads will be voting against Bryant as a protest, but that is a different topic.

Anonymous said...

Amen 3:26. If he would change that letter behind his name, he would probably walk away with it. But staying in a party led by Ricky Cole?

Anonymous said...

I like Cecil as well, but the R's have the guy. Brent Bailey actually knows what a PSC docket is AND the icing on the cake is he is opposed to Kemper as well. Tony Greer won't commit on not raising rates, he's dead in the water.

Anonymous said...

For what its worth in both 2008 and 2012 Obama won the district.

Spots Another Dunce said...

1:11 p.m., what could possibly be the value of your post? It's totally meaningless other than your seeing it here on the board? The timing of his withdrawal has absolutely nothing to do with anything.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Hayes (3:45) for the nice endorsement of your guy. Did you (or on behalf of the Bailey campaign) pay JJ for this political advertisement?

Frankly, I would expect each and every candidate for the PSC to not comment on the stand they would take if elected - something that is required by the statutes.

And the PSC in this case acts as a quasi-judicial body and as such should basically follow ethics similar to the judicial cannons. That is, not to comment on or promise results on issues that might come before them.

Each and every candidate for the PSC should maintain an open mind and once elected listen to the evidence presented by all sides, and by the professional staff - on everything. And that includes Kemper.

My advice, Hayes, is to quit committing your candidate on how he would rule on issues that at this point all he knows is what the Stan Flint crowd has promised him if he votes 'right'.

Anonymous said...

If they don't at least indicate Kemper is a problem I ain't voting for Em.

Anonymous said...

Good for Tyner. Way to take the high road for the greater good.

Hayes said...

Nice try 4:41...If you look back what you'll discover is that when I post I use my name...it would be a waste of my time to ask you to identify yourself because we all know you won't and really, that's ok. You obviously don't know how I manage a race and that's ok as well. I'd ask Brent how he feels on the issue. My guess is you wouldn't understand it at the level he knows but we'll all find that out soon enough!

Anonymous said...

4:41 I put my faith in the "Stan Flint crowd" any day instead of the Haley Barbour crowd. Obviously you do not live in the Ms. Power portion of the state. The boondoggle experiment called Kemper is a failure already just based on the out of control costs. 10 times the power could have been provide for the same 7 billion Anybody who has an interest in serving the people on the PSC already knows this. And then there are the Haley Barbour candidates that must serve their master. You need to call Ed Day, the forced into retirement MS. Power CEO, what his opinion of this failed project is. Oh, that's right, he is still being paid not to talk by his ex-employer.

Anonymous said...

I hear one of these guys was recruited by Haley for his client, Southern Company. Who is it?

Anonymous said...

For what its worth in both 2008 and 2012 Obama won the district.

Worth a little more, as this is a state election year not a federal election year, Republicans won the district in 2007 and 2011.

Anonymous said...

If you look back what you'll discover is that when I post I use my name ...

Sorry Hayes. Eichelhamburger and Andy Lowry have both said the same and we know they fibbed. Don't believe you for a minute that you 100% use your name here.

Hayes said...

...and this is me being tough as I post again no name. Keep up the good work!!

Anonymous said...

Haley's guy, I mean MS Power's guy, is Tony Greer!

Anonymous said...

Anyone who is Haley's bitch in the race needs to be exposed.

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