Posts Tagged ‘Gene Taylor’

Taylor’s campaign for Congress tests party loyalty

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Party loyalty is being tested in one of Mississippi’s U.S. House districts as a former Democratic congressman runs in a Republican primary. Gene Taylor says he never asked constituents their political affiliation, and he hopes they’ll accept him with a new label. Republican Steven Palazzo, who unseated Taylor in the 2010 […] [...]

Ex-Democrat Taylor cleared to run in primary as Republican

by Associated Press Published: March 6,2014

Tags: Congress, Democrat, election, Gene Taylor, GOP, Joe Nosef, political party, politician, Politics, republican, Sue Bush, Voting

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Former Democratic Mississippi congressman Gene Taylor will stay on the Republican primary ballot opposing incumbent U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo. After a closed meeting of the state Republican executive committee yesterday, Chairman Joe Nosef said members voted 25-10 to certify Taylor’s place on the June 3 ballot. Taylor was elected to the […] [...]

City officials targeting blighted property

COLUMBUS — The City Council has appointed a task force to study Columbus’ problem with dilapidated properties and vacant lots. The Commercial Dispatch reported the request to set up a committee came from Councilman Kabir Karriem. He said the city needs to closely examine blighted areas and consider the possibility of incentives for redevelopment to […] [...]

Gene Taylor donates congressional documents to USM

by MBJ Staff Published: December 4,2011

Tags: Gene Taylor, University of Southern Mississippi

Former Congressman Gene Taylor, whose career in the United States House of Representatives spanned more than 20 years, has donated all of his congressional documents to University Libraries at The University of Southern Mississippi. Taylor first represented Mississippi’s 5th congressional district from 1989-2003 and, after Mississippi revised its districts, he was voted to represent the […] [...]

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

by Clay Chandler Published: December 19,2010

Tags: Bennie Thompson, Gene Taylor, midterm elections, Nancy Pelosi, Travis Childers, Year in Review

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. […] [...]

Builder groups split on new Congress

Trade associations split on what to expect following elections The state’s two leading construction trade associations are divided as to whether the new-look Congress will be a plus for builders. The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is optimistic. The Associated General Contractors (AGC), on the other hand, is more guarded in its outlook. Now, the […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Solid business support couldn’t save Taylor, Childers

by Clay Chandler Published: November 2,2010

Tags: 2010 midterm elections, Alan Nunnelee, Gene Taylor, Gregg Harper, Steven Palazzo, Travis Childers

Among the winners of Tuesday night’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 market saturation model to land on the winning side in each of Mississippi’s four congressional races. […] [...]

2 Miss. House Democrats unseated

by Associated Press Published: November 2,2010

Tags: 2010, Alan Nunnelee, Bennie Thompson, elections, Gene Taylor, Gregg Harper, midterm, Steven Palazzo, Travis Childers

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 […] [...]

Taylor loses House seat after 21 years

by Associated Press Published: November 2,2010

Tags: Gene Taylor, Steven Palazzo

JACKSON — Mississippi rarely kicks incumbents out of Congress. On Tuesday, voters defeated two. Republican Steven Palazzo unseated 21-year Democratic incumbent Gene Taylor in the southern 4th Congressional District. Republican Alan Nunnelee defeated Democratic Rep. Travis Childers in the northern 1st District. Childers had held the seat since May 2008. Palazzo, of Biloxi, has been […] [...]

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