Monday, February 4, 2019

Money Pours in to A.G.'s Race

The money is starting to pile up in the race to replace Jim Hood as Mississippi's Attorney General.  State Representative Mark Baker (R-Lynyrd Skynyrd)  and State Treasurer Lynn Fitch are running for Republican nomination for A.G.  Ms. Fitch raised $366,699 at the end of January while Mr. Baker raised $330,641.  However, Mr. Baker has $378,902 cash on hand while the Treasurer has $281,769.

Ms. Fitch's top contributor is that ole West Point cuss, William Mounger.  Mr. Mounger donated $25,000.  Several attorneys donated $10,000 each to her campaign as well. The top donor for the Brandon Representative is himself.  Mr. Baker donated $50,000 to his campaign.  The next highest donor is GOPAC at $22,500. 

Dead even in fund-raising? It looks like we have us a fight in the A.G.'s race.  The Street Committee says State Representative David Baria (D-Mardi Gras) will qualify to run for the Democratic Nomination.


Anonymous said...

Ain't nobody talkin about Lynn paying for her car note with her campaign

Look at the reports--she done livin out of her campaign money from those trial lawyas.

Anonymous said...

Wow - these down-ticket races are getting expensive. That's a lot of money to spend on a shit-paying job.

Anonymous said...

Lay’n is Mike Moore’s candidate. Under her lack of leadership at State Treasurer , hasn’t the state missed. two major bond payments? And, wasnt she absent from the PERs bordmeeting when they hiked the rates this summer?

Anonymous said...

Mr Baker’s problem is that he must get out in front of people to get his name out. And the more he gets in front of people the more they dislike him. It’s truly a Catch-22 that he cannot avoid. He is very easy to dislike and very difficult to like.

Anonymous said...

Baker looks like a Nazi. And acts like one.

Anonymous said...

Keep A.G. Blue!

Anonymous said...

As expected, Kingfish has a smart ass nickname for Fitch's opponent but won't dare denigrate HER. Maybe he has visions of being on her payroll.

Anonymous said...

Check who is giving all this money. Lawyers of course.

Anonymous said...

Baker has already co-authored legislation that would remove authority from the AGs office.. seems odd. Maybe it can be funded properly under a Republican leader

Anonymous said...

I know nothing about Baker. But if the best his critics can come up with are the tired "Nazi" labels then he must be worth considering.

Anonymous said...

Mark Baker for A.G.? Really??? Mark, who I know quite well, cannot negotiate, on a rational basis, with anyone of an opposing point of view. He quickly reverts to intimidation tactics involving irrational, loud-mouthed babbling lacking any form of civility that is totally void of sound legal arguments.

Anonymous said...

Rep. Mark Baker is by far the most qualified candidate for AG. Rep. Baker is very likable and I have found him very knowledgable and very easy to work with, which is not easy to say when you deal with the plethora of personalities that work in law enforcement all over our state. I know that Baker has the backing of the men and women who wear the badge.

Anonymous said...

Ok, Mark.

Anonymous said...

LEOs support Baker for sure. Fitch has been riding the good ol' boys coat tails to accomplish nothing except to constantly campaign on the taxpayer dime (just like worthless Hoseman).

Anonymous said...

He's a jerk. She's an inexperienced attorney with no reason to seek this office other than ambition. We can do better, Mississippi. March 1--tick, tock.

Anonymous said...

Regardless if you love, hate or like either one of them, Fitch will be your next A.G.

Anonymous said...

Is this the Baker pushing for the unconstitutional forfeiture bill? If so he doesn't like anyone who disagrees. He bows up quickly.

Anonymous said...

Do you think those Democrat officials on Lynn’s report are really Republicans or Lynn is really a Democrat?

Anonymous said...

Billy Mounger, one of the founding father’s of the modern day Mississippi Republican Party is supporting Lynn to the tune of $25k. His support is the gold standard of being a bona fide dyed-in-the-wood Republican.

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