Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Death to the Machine

A huge earthquake took place in Desoto County last night as the Kuykendall machine took a clobberin' from The Thing known as Empower Mississippi.  The Desoto County legislators made a name for themselves over the last four years in fighting all educational reforms that came through the House.  A PAC was formed by conservative activists, candidates were recruited, and the fight was taken to the home turf of Milton Kuykendall and his machine.  The results? See for yourself:
The money each candidate raised is in (). 

Criswell, Dana 1,991 57% ($34,360)
Hamilton, Eugene(i)1,497 43% ($30,525)

Hopkins, Steve 1,717 54% ($37,365)
Jennings, Wanda (i)1,477 46%  ($21,200 but spent $39,356)

Eubanks, Dan 1,475 53%  ($12,044)
Alday, Gene (i) 707 26% ($19,600)
Bramlett, Julian 577 21% ($9,246)

Henley, Ashley 798 57% ($28,200)
Nelson, Pat (i) 612 43% ($67,230)

What is ironic is Speaker of the House Phillip Gun backed the incumbents despite the fact he will now have more reliable votes on education from the winning candidates. Some of his team said they were backing them because they did a good job in the 2015 session. Yes they did, because competition is a wonderful thing and incumbents behave better when they know they have competition.  The Parent's Campaign isn't the only group that cares about education.  Hat's off to Grant Callen for pulling off this feat despite all the insults and jeers from politicos and so-called conservatives. 



33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done. About time we have more Republicans who actually vote like conservatives.

Anonymous said...

I don't follow Desoto politics, so forgive my questions.

What does this portend as far as Common Core in Mississippi?

How about the prospects for letting a Hinds County judge decide how much MAEP has to be funded, no matter what the needs are for the rest of the state budget?

Anonymous said...

The RINO herd up north was thinned. That is good.

Anonymous said...

9:22 - I could be mistaken, but I believe each of these candidates is strongly against common core, and they made it a campaign issue. Not sure that Initiative 42 was an issue or not.

Anonymous said...

Phillip Gunns backing is not necessarily a good thing. He's going to get voted out next round. Like it or not, to try to touch Mississippi's flag is political suicide.

Anonymous said...

Sue Townsend's outright victory was a HUGE repudiation of the good ol' boys in Rankin County. Let the housecleaning begin.

Anonymous said...

Grant did a great job in Desoto County. I wouldn't have believed he'd get four heads up there as trophies, but he sure did. Congratulations Grant!

Anonymous said...

Gunn did what he had to do - protect his members (even weak ones). If he doesn't do that, he has a real leadership problem.

Anonymous said...

"Phillip Gunns backing is not necessarily a good thing. He's going to get voted out next round. Like it or not, to try to touch Mississippi's flag is political suicide." @10:10

You, sir, are in idiot. He gets elected by people from Clinton, who appreciate his courageous stance.

Anonymous said...

@11:36

I'm from his district. He's lost my vote, my wifes vote, and many of my friends votes.

Anonymous said...

I am from Clinton as well. He gets my vote, my wife's vote, our entire families (both sides) vote, and everybody in my church's vote.

We are all black Democrats, and switching over. It is "that" big of a deal.

Anonymous said...

@ 11:56, for whom will you be voting instead?

Anonymous said...

Did Clinton hold a refendum on the flag? Somehow I missed that. What were the results of the vote?

Anonymous said...

His flag stance notwithstanding, the turning out in DeSoto + Bomgar gives Gunn an enormous power swing on education votes in the House. 5 new votes who seek education reform, and the loss of 4 opposed, is really, really big.

Anonymous said...

12:11 hit the nail on the head as to the real reason Gunn said that about the flag. He needs the black vote, and he knows it.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Gunn's district is 24% black VAP, he really needs the black vote. *rolls eyes*

Anonymous said...

To get elected in Clinton? Right. What a dumbass. you right wingNUTS just won't let go of that stupid, racist flag.

Anonymous said...

Chris McDaniel is smiling from his true conservative compound. This is only the beginning. Fight Chris fight!

Anonymous said...

Gunns district is more more than 24% black. That figure might have been accurate five years ago. Not anymore.

Common Curr said...

Gunn's district is 24% black voting age population. Given the fact that only 9% turn out, you do the math, 5:04.

Anonymous said...

If only 9% turned out then McDaniel would be our senator.

Anonymous said...

504 this 1:54: You may be right as I'm sure the demographics have changed since then. I'm getting my numbers from here, BTW: http://www.maris.state.ms.us/pdf/MS2010HouseDist/Concert1c_ver1.3.Longreport.pdf

Anonymous said...

7:48 - keep drinking that koolaid. Chrissie tried to sell it all last year and there are still a few 'true believers' but anyone that has analyzed the actual results found that his pitch was about as factual as everything else he tried to sell.

Anonymous said...

I'm confused how Chris McDaniel is smiling about these election results. Go look at the Jones County results. He endorsed a candidate for Superintendent of Education who lost. His group was certainly helping Mayor Mary and she got a whopping 30% in Jones County. He and his team wanted Pickering to lose b/c of the Cochran race and Pickering got 70% statewide with about as bad of press as you can have the final week.

Anonymous said...

8:47 - I'm certainly no McD fan, but Cochran gained 5,000 votes in precincts where Obama won 90%+ in 2012. Then add the black vote from other precincts and you have your margin and then some.

Anonymous said...

The only black votes Gunn is worried about are those of the black members of the House, and he's likely to get them with his stance on the flag.

Anonymous said...

... but anyone that has analyzed the actual results ...

You clearly have not analyzed the actual results.

Don said...

Additionally, Robert Foster won the open House #28 and Rob Goudy is in a runoff in the open House #24. Desoto County will be sending 6 new faces to Jackson in 2016, all 6 (assuming Rob Goudy wins) more Conservative than Phillip Gunn--that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

8"47 here. I'll put my analysis of the votes up against you and anyone else you want to bring to the table. Your and 10:03's 'quick math' is both wrong and misses much more that happened. Both McD and TC increased their votes by 30k, so to throw all TC's into the mix as being black Dems misses the mark completely. And I'd love to see that list of precincts that 10:03 states as fact that provided 5k votes. Not there. But to you and Chrissie's other crazy supporters (that obviously ain't very deep looking at how his candidates faired this week) I've got a long list of beachfront property in Iowa to sell since you will believe anything if its said often enough.

Anonymous said...

You haven't studied the precincts 7:04 PM. That much is plainly obvious. You don't have a clue. When you have some real precinct data let us know.

Anonymous said...

It was all about Charter Schools. Follow the money. Lots of dirty, dishonest PAC mailers did not reflect in individual campaign reports. The incumbents were all very conservative, but did not get in bed with the PAC money supporting Charter Schools at all costs. The new folks are fine folks. Time will tell if they will support the PAC Charter School Machine politics or vote with their constituents.

Anonymous said...

This is 10:03, again I'm no McD fan but the facts are the facts.

I made this sheet awhile back, these are precincts where Obama won 90% or more in 2012. Cochran won big in these precincts.



https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VDjEgeb8YBikGlSA5mVvf8MJh_wt5g4qnBtxEfF4R2A/edit?usp=docslist_api

Anonymous said...

Still waiting 7:04.

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