Friday, January 22, 2016

March 8 is the date.

Governor Phil Bryant set a date for the special election to replace former State Senator Will Longwitz in this press release:

Governor Phil Bryant Sets Special Election for Senate District 25

Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has designated March 8 as the special election date to fill the vacancy in Senate District 25.

If no candidate receives a majority of votes cast on March 8, there will be a runoff on March 29. District 25 includes parts of Madison and Hinds counties. The seat came open when Gov. Bryant appointed former Sen. Will Longwitz Madison County Court Judge.

Qualifying for the special election will end on Feb. 8 at 5 p.m.




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23 comments:

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Anonymous said...

So far we got Michel, Bartley and Billingsly. Who else is running or rumored? Michel isn't going to like a run off race.

Anonymous said...

Coincides with the primary date. Good deal.

Anonymous said...

Ya Think? What a coincidence!

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Anonymous said...

There will not be a run off, Bill is tainted by the Senate Conservative Coalition, and now it is reduced by one!

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Anonymous said...

Will carried the same 'taint' and it didn't seem to hurt him. Mainly because there is no such 'taint'. Bill has friends on all sides of the party, just as Will did. And for that matter, as does Walter. There has been no reduction -the question will there be any more additions.

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Greenwood Leflore said...

How does the ghost of Bunky Huggins (still in the hallways) play into this contest?

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Anonymous said...

Walter Michel has never lost a runoff and has only lost one
election: a statewide against Marshall Bennett
Any district that has to choose between Michel
and Billingsley is a lucky one indeed because
either would serve well. Michel has a shitload of
money and that matters in a short election. He
also is a pretty thorough campaigner. Bill has good
Credentials but is a lackluster campaigner as
Evidenced by his race vs Longwitz

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Anonymous said...

Billingsley knocked on our NEJax door to talk and find out what was on our minds. Walter Michel didn't come to our door to speak with us ONCE during his 3 terms in the Senate.

Kingfish said...

This has gotten out of hand. The post is about the new election. Several people have instead hijacked it to bash Longwitz. Well, there is another post for that: his appointment. Bash him away over there. I'm zapping some folks. The subject of this post is the special election and who will run for the seat.

Anonymous said...

I agree KF. Don't let them bash slick Willy. Come election time you will need him paying for advertisement on this North Korean site. Let's keep it on topic and clean unless anyone wants to bash a candidate who doesn't advertise on this site. It's ok then.

Anonymous said...

... you will need him paying for advertisement on this North Korean site.

Love it when you display your ignorance like that.

Kingfish said...

Yeah, ok. Let me see. Billingsley advertised on this site and I remember some pretty harsh comments that were posted about him. There have been plenty of harsh comments posted about Longwitz as well. In fact, there is a thread about his appointment to the bench that allows you to do so.

However, that is not enough for some clowns. You think you have the right to act a damn fool whenever and however you want to. I allow people to have the right to be stupid. You get away with much more on this site than you do other websites. Make no mistake. This is my site. Mine. I keep your comments alive to serve this ship. The comments that don't past muster usually meet one of these categories:

1. slander or defamation
2. vulgarity (loosened up for some topics such as Stokes)
3. Hijacking
4. Personal insults of me or other readers.


Don't like it? Go to the JFP, CL, and the Facebook pages of all the tv stations. You have plenty of opportunities to comment away to your hearts desire on a plethora of outlets today.

No one gets turned away for actual content or viewpoint of the comment itself. Most of the ones who get rejected only have one word or sentence that breaks the rules.

As for censoring because of advertisers, doesn't happen. Some sponsors have tried to do so over the years but it doesn't happen.

Now go back to commenting on this race. It is an interesting one. Will anyone else jump into the race? What are the important issues?

Anonymous said...

Kingfish +100,000

Anonymous said...

I don't see Bartley getting into this one, not after the walloping he took in August. I think this is a two-way race between Billingsley and Michel, one that will be overshadowed by the presidential primary. It is interesting since this is a special election it will appear on both the Republican and Democratic primary ballots. Assuming both Presidential primaries are competitive at that point, it makes for a very interesting race. Turnout will be largely dictated by those paying attention to the presidential race. Billingsley and Michel will have to do their best to talk about local issues while everyone else is focused on the presidential race. With higher name recognition and more money, Michel gets the edge.

Anonymous said...

@9:35 Billingsly got less of a percentage than Bartley and Bartley was outspent 12/1. Bill Billingsly stands zero chance.

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