Thursday, April 19, 2018

MUDFIGHT!!!

Never say the Democrat don't know how to have a good time with an election.  Posted below is a letter that was sent to the Mississippi Democratic Party Executive Committee.   It appears the residency of a Senatorial candidate might be in dispute.





18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gave $5k to Wicker and then decides to run against him? More money than sense.

Anonymous said...

Sam Baria ... I mean, Sam Begley, appears to be running interference for someone.

Anonymous said...

"No candidate shall be certified to run in a Democratic Primary for any office...who has within the preceding four years publicly or financially supported the election to office of any person not running as a Democrat"

Seems pretty straightforward to me. He shouldn't be eligible based on his contribution to Roger Wicker. Case closed.

Anonymous said...

If Republicans would be more unified like the democrats then we would have Jim Hood and might be able to get things done in Washinton. Instead, they turn to pansies and actually think they are representing all the people.

Anonymous said...

Sam Bagman Bagley must have done this during one of his nighttime rants. As a lawywr, he decides to ignore all law.

First, there is no provision in law for disqualifying a candidate because of a PARTY'S rules or by-laws. Thus has been tried by the MS Democrats before and has been completely shot down by the MS Supreme Court. The ONLY reasons a candidate can be disqualified is for not meeting the requirements of STATE LAW. Aparty's rules cannot add requirements.

Second, an individual can easily have addresses in multiple locations, or states at the same time - office, business and multiple residence addresses. The fact that this candidate made a contribution last year and used an address (business) other than his Meridian MS address does not establish a different residency. Bagley knows this as law, but I guess in this case he follows the old adage about 'when the law is not on your side' just argue.

I don't know Sherman and have no plans to vote for him. Or to vote for Bagley's chosen candidate, the trial lawyer from the coast and formerly of Jackson. But for Bagley to even think that this petition would hold up in court is laughable. Of course, the State Dems might rule in his favor because they routinely ignore the law as to who they qualify or disqualify. But if they try to kick him off the ballot, the courts would overturn such a politial move.

And, for what it's worth, the petition wasn't filed timely. But again, why let a minor little thing like another one of the state's statutes get in the way.

Anonymous said...

Sam, do you not suspect that someone could support a politician a year ago, get mad at them about some vote or action, and change their mind? Only thing that never changes his mind is an ass.

Oh never mind - forgot we were talking about the donkeycrats here

Anonymous said...

11:03 - Where does the Petition seek to disqualify the candidate from running for the Senate seat? Wouldn't the effect, if the Petition is granted, that the candidate wouldn't be in the Dem. primary, but would be listed on the ballot in the general election without a "D" by his name?

Anonymous said...

Surely the esteemed attorney (and his client, the esteemed coastal attorney candidate) bothered to look at the MS Election Code before he filed this petition. If not, suggest he check out 23-15-961 which states that challenging the qualifications of a candidate for a primary election must be filed within ten days of the qualifying deadline - in this case by March 11th. Not April 19th. Maybe Mr. Bagley is attempting to follow in the esteemed fellow members of the bar - Mitch Tyner and Chris McDaniel - as they attempted to claim that the election codes did not apply to them as to deadlines.

Also, Mr. Bagley should check more parts of the code that define what are the qualifictions for office (23-15-291), maybe check the 2003 AG opinion that states a party cannot enforce party loyalty rules. Even the MS Dem Party v Barbour federal ruling might be of interest to him before he hangs his reputation on this bogus petition.

Well, ok. "reputation of a lawyer" is something most would not be too concerned about.

Anonymous said...

Begley morons, not BAGLEY.

Anonymous said...

Maybe so, 1:36, but when acting as Baria's "Bagman", the spelling as Bagley is more appropriate.

Anonymous said...

Hey 11:03
Have you ever thought of proof reading your comment before posting?

Anonymous said...

Surely the esteemed commenter at 12:03 realizes this is a special election, with a qualifying deadline of April 24? Or perhaps the esteemed commenter thought that a resignation on Mar 6th would still demand a qualifying deadline of Mar 1? Or maybe, the esteemed commenter is just a moron who is too interested in bashing Begley to put his brain in gear before his mouth?

Anonymous said...

I also see that 11:03 made the same qualifying date error. What part of "special election" confuses you?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/04/03/mississippi-gov-phil-bryant-sets-senate-election-date/484567002/

Anonymous said...

So, considering how many Democrats in this state do not live in the political district they represent, the question to be asked is which powerful Democrat, exactly, wanted Sam's last victim, Jim Evans, excised from the MS House?

Anonymous said...

Surely the esteemed commenter at 12:03 realizes this is a special election, with a qualifying deadline of April 24?

Surely, SURELY, you realize that Sherman IS NOT running in the special.

... maybe, the esteemed commenter [@ 5:30 AM] is just a moron who ... put his brain in gear before his mouth?

Anonymous said...

Hey 5:30 & 5:35 (let's hope this is the same person posting uneducated comments) --- there are two Senate elections going on this year. One regular, with a filing deadline of March 1st. A second, a specoal election that will occur in November, with a filing deadline of April 24th.

The petition Mr Begley's petition deals with is the first - he is attempting to contest the candidaCy of Mr Sherman who is running in the Democrat primary to be held on June 6th.

The earlier posts about Begley filing his petition well after the deadone are correct. You, my friend, have shown your ignorance and inability to understand the election system. Next time at least finish your bowl of Cheerios before you try to explain to us what you don't know.

Anonymous said...

Bravo 10:45. Thanks for spelling it out to some.... Sheeeeeesh.

I did get my laugh for the day though.

This is why we have such an uninformed electorate...it only takes a few minutes on Google search to do a little research ahead of these extremely important elections guys, but please, carry on.

Anonymous said...

All of you obvious Republican's aren't getting your facts straight. You keep quoting the MS Election Code. What you are not quoting is the Mississippi Democratic Party Constitution.

There are two points that you are clearly missing:

1) Under the By-law's of the MDPC: A candidate is not allowed to run under the Democratic Party Name who has either

a)who has participated in a primary of any other political party within the past twelve months by either voting or running for office in such primary: Which if you take that at it's word, he is a registered voter with the California Democratic Party and voted in California in the last 12 months (not of MS). Also, all of you that want to bag on people who have various addresses...that is not the point, he can have 200 addresses for all I care. What I have a problem with is that: He VOTES in California...never once in Mississippi!

b)who has within the preceding four years publicly or financially supported the election to office of any person not running as a Democrat. HE GAVE MONEY TO WICKER PEOPLE!!!!! PLAIN AND SIMPLE! A CLEAR VIOLATION OF THIS STATUTE! And also, don't any of you question WHY he would be running for the office that he gave money to the republican candidate for before? Smells fishy to me...like he is just doing it to cause a mess in the primary and allow a Republican to slide in there!

2) You keep quoting 10 days after; that is for the State. No where in the MDPC under the Article for the Appeals Council does it list a date by which an appeal must be filed. So either way, it doesn't matter.

Simple breakdown from my LONG response above: this is between the democrats not the state election commission. The fact of the matter is, he can run fine, but by the letter of the law of the MS Dem's, he does not deserve to have a (D) after his name...let him run as an independent!!!

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