Saturday, March 2, 2019

And We Are Off to the Races

The Silly Season ended yesterday in Mississippi politics as qualifying for statewide, legislative, and county races drew to a close?  Various lists of candidates are posted below.  Some brief observations.

*Shad White drew no opponents from either party despite being a relative nobody in Mississippi politics.
*The expected Perry Parker-Andy Gipson showdown did not materialize as Mr. Parker qualified to run for Public Service Commissioner for the Southern District.
*David Baria is apparently quitting electoral politics for awhile as he did not qualify to run for Attorney General was expected nor did he seek re-election to his House seat.
*Addie Green Lee will be the Democratic nominee for Treasurer.  Good woman who deserves to be heard.
*Who will replace Robert Shuler Smith as Hinds County District Attorney? Stanley Alexander, Darla Palmer, and Jody Owens vie to replace the controversial D.A.  Odd that no prosecutors working for Mr. Smith qualified as is usually the case when an incumbent D.A. leaves office.  Defense Attorney, Prosecutor, and Southern Poverty Law Center (read pro-criminal) activist.  Should be interesting.

* Steve Holland is running as an independent.  Huh?
*Maybe we should ask who doesn't want to be the Sheriff of Hinds County.  More proof that Victor Mason is weak: Nine candidates.
*Supervisor Darrell McQuirter will again once again face David L. Archie as well as District 2 Election Commissioner Toni Johnson.  Peggy Hobson-Calhoun will not run for re-election but don't worry, her husband, State Representative Credell Calhoun, qualified for the seat.  Former Election Commissioner Jermel Clark qualified for the seat as well.  Oh well, no one ever accused him of being smart. 


Anonymous said...

With so much voter fraud being exposed, especially in Madison County, cheating should be less of a factor in the election resulting with some new faces being elected.

Anonymous said...

Oh Yeah, I'm sure of that.With the crew trying to come in and the ones wanting to stay in, I'mmmmm sure.

Anonymous said...

You are correct.
The violators are brave- I know, I’ve poll watched the last 3 election cycles.
They cross the line because they don’t think a precinct mgr will shut them down.

They are trained to be evasive and literally act like the rules do not apply to them .
I asked a Democrat poll watcher at the last election in a Canton city precinct to confirm what he was taught during “training “

Poll watchers are needed who are taught the correct process and rules , citizens need to step up and get involved.

Anonymous said...

The expense of running for office keeps many from challenging incumbents. Look at how many incumbents in Madison County don’t have challengers. It would take $150,000 to run county wide and at least $75,000 to challenge an incumbent Supervisor. That is a lot of money to raise for a nonincumbent.

Anonymous said...

Waller/ Hoseman/ Fitch... voting Mike Sartor in Rankin District 61.... in the post about the 300 supporting Tate is exactly why I’m not voting for him

Anonymous said...

1:36, you have lost your mind. No supervisor in Mississippi's 82 counties ever spent close that much.

Anonymous said...

6:28 - That's pocket change compared to the amounts Rudy used to spend every cycle to keep his boys in the supervisor chairs up in Canton. But, you're partly right. No supervisor ever spent a dime (of his own money).

Anonymous said...

12:03 - Your premise is probably correct, however, no poll watcher or poll worker is required to answer your questions.

Anonymous said...

@9:25 am
True enough - all while the same democrat poll watcher was breaking many other rules and being corrected by the precinct captain!
Again a blatant violation of the policies.

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