Thursday, January 18, 2018

Will Whit win?

Whit Hughes announced he is running for Congress yesterday.  Mr. Hughes held a brief press conference at Mississippi Republican Party headquarters before he qualified yesterday.  The video of his announcement is posted below.


30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where does he stand on illegal aliens? Will he buck the Sandersons' support for open borders?

Anonymous said...

Somewhat disappointed to see that no one has stepped up as a true difference maker to run for this seat. All are the same ole same ole. What qualifies a DA to run? What qualifies the head of a hospital foundation (and fund raising specialist) that just allowed itself to be bought out by a out of state hospital that is in greater debt than itself. Me thinks our country is where it is today b/c of the continued election of people of these mindsets.......

Anonymous said...

Have you ever seen kids look so B-O-R-E-D?

Louis LeFleur said...

No way I'm voting for a "recovering jock", MC grad. Go Majors!

Anonymous said...

Of course he will. MSU alumni and Cuban cigar smoking daddy at Wells, Marble, and Hurst will ensure he’ll win.

Anonymous said...

He better get off Facebook and realize the majority of voters in this district aren't on it.

JJ Wartime Correspondent said...

I heard that Marcel Ledbetter was going to run for the United States Congress. Marcel's a good friend of mine and I went to visit him the other day. I said "Marcel what in the world are you doin?"
He said "I'm fed up with things and the only way I can change it is if I go to Washington." He said "I needed a new pulpwood truck, and I went to the bank and put my house up for collateral. The woman what worked at the bank said 'Here sign this paper, too.' I said 'What's that?' And they said 'It's a HUD Agreement, Federal Government Regulations.' That's nothing but a bureaucratic mess. I ain't got a neighbor within a mile of my house. I ought not have to do that. I'm goin run for Congress!"
Well, Marcel done good. We won't know the outcome of the election until the general election but he was making a speech the other day at Mars Hill Community and he was waxing eloquent. He had the crowd with him. One of his opponents was in the back and said "Why did you go to the Gilsberg Community and tell them people I was ignorant?" Marcel looked at him and said "I didn't tell them people you was ignorant. I don't know how they found it out."

Anonymous said...

Hey KF....nice play on words and jab at Q-Dog.

Anonymous said...

He and Guest are going after the same donors & votes. Good opportunity for another candidate to come in from outside the circles of Rankin/Madison/NEJxn and clean up everywhere else.

Anonymous said...

Will he win? Good chance, but way too early for that headline.

But better question - who is the single issue, can't get his head out of his arse that on each and every issue has to comment about JFS and 'illegal aliens"?

Trust us - we have heard you. Understand that you don't realize how boring your continued rant doesn't move any needles anywhere, particularly at this stage. Once the candidates all get in, why don't you listen to what they have to say first and if they don't answer your question - ask them. Not some idiotic comment on a blog site.

Anonymous said...


I think Josh Harkins is a perfect candidate....he is a businessman that understands what we small business people go through. He comes from a great family that have taught him well.

JOSH HARKINS FOR CONGRESS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

No doubt this is an exciting for him, and I'm sure he and his wife are enjoying thinking about the possibilities of Congressional life. However, I (and the rest of the 3rd District) need someone other than Whit Hughes, Michael Guest, or Sally Doty to choose from.

Anonymous said...

9:31, what qualifications/mindset do you believe a Congressman should have? What characteristics do you believe will make a true difference?

Anonymous said...

Sad to say but the mindset that makes a person want to be a politician is the same mindset that should disqualify them from the job.

Anonymous said...

@12:187. BINGO

Anonymous said...

Whit has no idea what he has gotten himself into. The Guest presser in Rankin County today looked like a Who's Who of Rankin Republicans. One Mayor told me that Guest will get close to 90% of the Rankin vote. He will get 70 plus percent in Madison. If he barely gets any votes in the rest of the 24 county district, those votes alone in Rankin Madison assure there won't even be a run off. Mathematically it's OVER. Gregg Harper has his whole organization raising money and organizing for Guest. Hughes and the other guy are about to get a lesson in Local Politics.

Anonymous said...

Right on, 11:10! I also think Josh Harkins would be the bestest! He is a conservative family man and small business person who shares our Christian, family, small business values! Small business!

I am definitely not an immediate family member of Josh Harkins, but if I were, I would tell him to RUN JOSH RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Harkins is a joke. He has been an empty suit at the legislature. It is a stretch to call him a business person.

Anonymous said...

12:40....sometimes you get a Fordice. Or a Trump. The traditional path is not always the one to victory.

But you are probably right

Anonymous said...

Harkins would be an ideal establishment candidate to replace Harper. I mean, using legislative powers to steal somebody else's airport so his donors could get contracts reeks of establishment republicans. He would fit right in in DC.

Anonymous said...

I vote republican and never heard of him just as most missi voters but what has he done to be qualified.

Anonymous said...

Harper was an unknown too 2:03. RINOs don't care. They just cull 'em out of the herd and plug in their latest formulaic Stepford porkmonger.

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine, if I were Hughes or Perry, holding an announcement after seeing this. Who would they get to show up? Some college buddies and family? Talked to an elected official today in Covington where Perry lives. They had never heard of him. What's Whit going to do? He has never worked in local GOP races in Madison and Rankin. Not one elected official will help him over Guest. The Courthouse crowds are all for Guest and they carry a large voting block. All Law Enforcement is for Guest. Harper has a 24 county machine behind Guest. Sheriff Bailey and the other Sheriffs have been calling everyone.

Anonymous said...

Damn, Guest has at least one good campaign staffer trying to spread the Rankin County concept. How many times can we be told that its all over, Rankin County Godfathers have decided, nobody else has a choice. Just like the Rankin County Godfathers decided that Billy Hewes would be elected Lt. Governor. Or that Lee Yancy would be elected Treasurer (well, Lee did get 55% of the Rankin County vote, better than the Godfathers were able to do for Billy.) To think that anybody - anybody - would get 90% of a county's vote shows stupidity, not realistic projections.

And, Harper's staff isn't all in from word on the street; didn't like finding out this deal was done before they knew he wasn't seeking reelection. Handpicking successors generally doesn't work very well; be fun to be watching this one from the gallery with all those Rankin Countians telling us every day how they control all politics in the state.

Anonymous said...

3:32. Maybe you should rely less on "word on the street" and more on what is real. Harper Chief of Staff and his daughter who is his fundraiser was at the announcementand are working for Guest. That's all Guest needs, the network and the money. But hey...you got the word on the street so what do I know? LOL

Anonymous said...

You got to admire the troll in Kingfish with this title, "Will Whit win?" Win what? The lottery? He has about the same odds. If you can't win Rankin or Madison you can't win and Whit won't come close to either. This isn't a 24 county race, it's a Madison and Rankin County race. That's where the votes are, 40% in those counties alone. His other problem is Parker Perry who can fund his own campaign. Since neither one of these guys is going to get any help, Perry's money will knock Whit into a distant 3rd place. Perry will be a distant 2nd place. Like 20%, maybe, 2nd place. I truly do not believe these two guys really did any homework, made any calls or thought this through. Rhonda Keenum had a much better chance than these guys and she discovered, through extensive phone calling and meetings, there was no help to be had or given.

Anonymous said...

6:40 hit the nail on the head. one needs help to win a political contest. so who is going to help hughes and Parker in Rankin or madison? Mike Guest has everyone committed or they are staying out of it which does nothing for these guys. Keenum had a huge advantage with her husband being the President of MSU and she dropped out from lack of support. One has to wonder do these guys have any political smarts because it sure doesn't look like it.

Anonymous said...

Will be interested to see the Rula family involvement in this!

Anonymous said...

I read his comments in the paper. He hemmed and hawed, but never said how he would get us any jobs.

Anonymous said...

No one wins 90% of a community unless they run unopposed so to post that ignorance reduces the credibility in the rest of the poster's arguments. If you haven't learned one thing from recent politics, it ain't like the good ol' days where voters follow the "fashionable" choice. People are tired of both parties, and the "Tea Party" went from a grass roots organization for change to a bunch of extreme right loudmouths. The average voter doesn't speak out and shout from the town square...the radicals do. You can't lend too much credence to those people because they do not represent the average voter. If one thing that watching recent elections should tell you is that anyone has a chance in an election. If Hughes wants a chance, he'll need to have a solid platform on real issues and get that message to the average voters. If he doesn't find a unique message that connects to the masses then he probably won't win, but this election is not a landslide...few are anymore.

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