Posts Tagged ‘Bennie Thompson’

Ricky Nobile – June 11, 2012

by Published: June 10,2012

Tags: automotive industry, Bennie Thompson, Nissan, UAW

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BREAKING NEWS: Brent Christensen named new head of the Mississippi Development Authority

JACKSON — Brent Christensen has been named the new head of the Mississippi Development Authority. Gov. Phil Bryant made the announcement during a press conference at the Marriot Hotel in downtown Jackson. Christensen, who has been the CEO of the Gainesville (Fla.) Area Chamber of Commerce the last 10 years, replaces interim director Jim Barksdale, the […] [...]

Q&A EXTRA: Bennie Thompson: Politics is politics; I do plan to run for reelection

by Published: April 24,2011

Tags: Bennie Thompson, Q&A, Second Congressional District

Congressman Bennie Thompson has represented Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District since 1993. Thompson was chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee from 2006 through 2010, when Democrats held the majority. With Republicans now in the majority, he’s the committee’s ranking Democrat. A lifelong Bolton resident, Thompson earned degrees from Tougaloo College and Jackson State University. He […] [...]

The run for the mansion

Bryant the expected front-runner going into election season With statewide elections taking place next year and the present governor prohibited from seeking re-election again, speculation is growing about who the new occupant of the Governor’s Mansion will be. Candidates for both parties’ primaries began fund raising and campaigning early for the state’s top spot. Long-time […] [...]

Honorable Mention: Pro-Business wants go unheard by State’s voters

National wave of anti-everything swept through Mississippi Unless your name was Bennie Thompson, November’s midterm elections in Mississippi were a bad time to be a Democratic incumbent. First District Rep. Travis Childers, D-Booneville, lost after serving only one term. Gene Taylor, D-Bay St. Louis, lost after having represented the Fourth District for more than 20 years. […] [...]

Business support can’t overcome voter anger

Taylor, Childers beaten despite significant campaign money from business interests Among the winners of last week’s midterm elections in Mississippi were new Republican congressmen Alan Nunnelee and Steven Palazzo. Butler Snow had a pretty good election, too, but not because of incumbent fatigue. The Ridgeland-based law firm used the campaign finance market saturation model to […] [...]

2 Miss. House Democrats unseated

JACKSON — Mississippi rarely kicks incumbents out of Congress. On Tuesday, voters defeated two of the state’s four U.S. House members – conservative Blue Dog Democrats caught in a wave of voter discontent with Washington. Republican Steven Palazzo, a state representative from Biloxi, unseated 21-year Democratic incumbent Gene Taylor of Bay St. Louis in the […] [...]

2010 Midterm Predictions

JACKSON- A panel of political analysts join the November Stennis Institute luncheon at Regions Plaza in Jackson to discuss the congressional midterm elections. [...]

By the numbers: MS congressional races

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Here’s a glance at Mississippi congressional campaign finance reports for money raised and spent through Sept. 30, according to the Federal Election Commission website Monday. Candidates’ reporting deadline was this past Friday. The most dramatic gap is the in the 2nd district, where Bennie Thompson has more than $2 million in cash […] [...]

Cartoon – January 25, 2010

by Published: January 25,2010

Tags: Bennie Thompson, Cartoon, Homeland Security, ricky nobile

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