Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Let the games begin in Madison

It seems there are going to be some actual races in Madison elections this year. The Queen faces challenges from the Bag Boy and the Brown Bag while four of the seven aldermen have opponents as well.  The list is posted below.





23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this the Matt Armstrong that rides his dads coat tails in the insurance business?

Anonymous said...

No real challenge to Mary.

Anonymous said...

Please tell me that Bowering has an opponent. The Madison County paper said he does. http://www.onlinemadison.com/Content/Default/Top-Story-Homepage/Article/Several-municipal-races-now-contested/-3/606/39309

Anonymous said...

It's time for the Mayor to get the brick truck ready to bury Bag Boy yet again. After his disastrous term as Supervisor I'm surprised he has the nerve to show his face in Madison, much less to run for Mayor

Drive a little, save a Lott said...

Is this the Matt Armstrong that was Trent Lott's son in law? If so, he's got a walk-in closet full of skeletons

Anonymous said...

Is Rudy trying to take control of Madison? If he does, God help us all.

Anonymous said...

What's the scoop on Jill Ford's 26 year old son running against Gene McGee? Does this young guy have a chance?

Anonymous said...

Why are we having another thread on the same subject?

Can anybody tell me the last time a Madison alder-person actually voted AGAINST something decreed as 'good' by Madison's mayor? It will be a real struggle to come up with that. Having asked that question, what's the use of a board of aldermen in Madison anyway?

Anonymous said...

1:40, he has no chance. Probably just trying to get his name out there for future political races. Experience will be good for him.

Anonymous said...

@1:40 - I'm a Ridgeland voter and I've never met the guy, but he's got my vote.

Anonymous said...

Not only Trent's coat tails but also those of Charles Porter who rides the coat tails of the Governor. Here we go again with Matty - I doubt Mary will have a sign left standing when the smoke clears. The kid does whatever he wants.

Anonymous said...

OHHH my my my !!! This is gonna be good!

Anonymous said...

Down with the Queen!

Anonymous said...

You gonna open a post for each city's election?

Anonymous said...

Anyone know if the Russians are involved in the Madison elections?

Somethin' Don't Calculate Here.. said...

I'm a bit confused about Matt Armstrong. His resume indicates he's among the silk-stocking crowd, well connected politically (Scruggs, Lott, Barbour), has a resume chock full of important stuff yet owns a gym and a liquor store.

Where does he go to work every day? Primos breakfast crowd or behind the counter at the liquor store? And why would a man of such importance want to slum around in a mere mayoral position among plebes?

Anonymous said...

"What's the scoop with Jill Ford's son....?" Well, I reckon the 'scoop' is he decided to give it a go. What did you have in mind?

If you'll think back a year or so ago, his momma was barely defeated by a slickster-incumbent county supervisor. So, there's that...

Anonymous said...

1:12. Resume is FORMER son-in-law of Lott. That doesn't carry much of a coattail, thus little to the felon either. And he has no connection to Barbour. Don't know about his gym or liquor store, but if Rudy hired him because of the LSB theory he made a bad investment.

Anonymous said...

Voted against Mary for State Auditor. I like her as Mayor and dread the day that the multi-family developers win the Mayor's race.

Anonymous said...

6:40 - 1:12 hee. If you think Lott and Scruggs don't still carry weight in certain sectors of this state, you're lost in the weeds and need to upgrade your clubs. I didn't mention Rudy hiring him so I'm not sure what you are referring to.

Anonymous said...

John Bell is out. Why did he even bother qualifying only to drop out such a short time later?

"I'm Yore Puppet.." said...

Rudy told John Bell he didn't have room in his barn for any more campaign signs, that his barn was full of Howland signs and others. That was code for 'get lost John Bell'. John Bell can't piss on a fire hydrant without Rudy telling him which leg to raise. Fact.

Anonymous said...

10:43, I'm saying that Lott/Scruggs don't give much of a damn about the former son-in-law. Not a nice divorce; don't know why you think that their coattails are going to do much for him. EVEN against Mary.

And didn't make the statement about Rudy because of anything you said. There are, after all, other people that have commented here. Put your ego on the shelf for a minute and realize that its not all about you. Others here know that Rudy was shopping for a full slate in Madison - figure out the connection of the two statements.

But the main reason for the comment was your trying to tie coattails from MA to HRB - of which there are none.

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