Friday, April 20, 2018

Begley fires back at Moak

Jackson attorney and Democratic activist Samuel Begley issued the following statement. 


I was disappointed to read in this morning’s news that Democratic Party Chairman Bobby Moak doesn’t plan to address the issue of Howard Sherman’s California residency or Sherman’s campaign contributions to Roger Wicker.   I remind Mr. Moak that he does not have the sole  authority to make this decision.  Under the state Party Constitution 25% of the Democratic Executive Committee can request a meeting to consider these facts that were not known to us when Mr. Sherman filed to run.

I also read Mr. Sherman’s statement and he wasn’t truthful on at least two matters.   He defended his maximum allowable campaign contribution to Roger Wicker by saying  he was trying to stop Chris McDaniel. But  McDaniel was not a candidate at the time of Sherman’s contribution to Wicker.

Mr. Sherman also said he was a long term resident of Mississippi.   Yet the Federal Elections Commissions lists a Beverly Hills, California address for Mr. Sherman going back to 2003.

For all these reasons I continue to urge the MS Democratic Party Executive Committee to disqualify Mr. Howard Sherman.


Anonymous said...

Is this Moak guy the face and voice of the New Democrat Party in Mississippi?

Anonymous said...

It looks like David Baria is in a panic that he may not make the run off in the Democratic Primary. He better hope Sherman & Mrs. Scott don’t start talking about his voting record or chronic absence in the legislature.

Anonymous said...

Sam, you ignore your chairman's attempt to FOLLOW THE LAW - I recognize that's a strange concept for you and your Democrat friends. But your petition was filed on April 19th, which was 40 days too late. Read the statute - again something strance for Democrats, or lawyers it appears. To challenge a candidate's qualifications, the petition MUST be filed with 10 days, or by MARCH 1qth.

Also, your claim of the candidate's residency doesn't hold water - the fact that he has an office (and addtess), or even a second home (and addrrss) in addition to his Meridian MS address does not mean he is not a resident of MS. Your petition lists your office address, should we then assume that you are illegally registered to vote since it is,at a different location than you'd residence in the Heights? Or your other residence in Eastbrook? Multiple house are good for the goose in your case but not for your favorite's gander?

Anonymous said...

here 'tis:

Anonymous said...

Moak would be the last one to join an argument that challenges someone's residency.

Anonymous said...

I'd have thought Bobby & Baria would have been on the same page. It sure doesn't look like it.

Anonymous said...

There is no residency requirement to run for Congress in any state. That is very well established.

Anonymous said...

Moak ought to know something about this since he lived in Madison and represented Bogue Chitta.

Anonymous said...

Where is Mr. Sherman's homestead filed?

Anonymous said...

5:53 - you need to check your semantics. In order to be a candidate for the US Senate from MS, you must be a registered voter in Mississippi.

Which, btw, Sherman has been since 2009 - a little detail that Begley doesn't want to acknowledge.

Anonymous said...

4:42 PM You do not have to be a registered voter or resident to run for the U.S. Senate or House. Several years ago Republican Allan Levene ran for Congress in Georgia, Hawaii, Michigan and Minnesota all at the same time. The key wording to required registration and residency is "when elected". There have been other similar cases over the years. I think in the case of Howard Sherman he would not have any legal obstacles if he had never set foot in Mississippi. Congressional elections are completely different than state elections and have no requirements.

Anonymous said...

I also posted a longwinded response to the previous post about this of the actual petition that Sam filed...but to sum up his response to the petition:

a: Moak should be ashamed that he does not bother to read the MS Democratic Party Constitution on the rules of candidates and their contributions to other parties. Sherman should be excluded for this alone!!! He gave money to Wicker!

b: The Democratic Party's Executive Committee should also make sure to follow up on the Constitution; under Article VII there should be an Appeals Council established to rule on Petitions such as the one filed by Sam.

Why did Moak rule on this and not them??? Huh Bobby? Why? Is it just that your prideful, narrow-minded, deep seated hate of Sam from 20 years ago won't allow you to actually open your eyes and see the value of his concern in the motivation of Sherman running for office? Seems to me he is just running to distract democrats and allow one of the republicans to take office instead.

Anonymous said...

To 4:42 - If he is a registered voter of MS why hasn't he voted here in the last 10 years?

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