Posts Tagged ‘political party’

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 […] [...]

Session shows divide between Democrats, Republicans

JACKSON — Democrats are starting their third year as the minority party in both chambers of the Mississippi Legislature, and they’re not making life easy for Republicans. The first big House debate of the year was over a welfare drug-testing bill pushed by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant. The four-hour fight demonstrated that Republicans have enough […] [...]

State’s GOP comes out against increased Medicaid

JACKSON — Mississippi Republican Party leaders have adopted a resolution saying they oppose Medicaid expansion. State GOP chairman Joe Nosef said today that the party executive committee acted on the document Monday. He says it’s a way to support Republican elected officials, including Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn. […] [...]

Party official wants Dems disciplined for attending GOP event

by Associated Press Published: June 10,2013

Tags: election, fundraiser, political party, politician, Politics

STARKVILLE — A member of the Oktibbeha County Democratic Executive Committee wants party members disciplined for attending a Republican fundraiser. Committee member Patti Drapala wants county Chairman Chris Taylor to convene a meeting to discuss the issue, reports The Commercial Dispatch. (http://bit.ly/13tNMiT) Pictures show Roy A. Perkins, Henry Vaughn and Lisa Wynn, all Democrats who […] [...]

Dems, mayoral candidate wants city election monitored

MERIDIAN — A candidate for mayor in Meridian has joined with the Lauderdale County Democratic Party in asking the U.S. Department of Justice to monitor the June 4 Meridian election. A party spokesman and mayoral candidate Percy Bland both told the Meridian Star they had made the request. Bland said he wants to make sure voters […] [...]

State lawmaker switching parties to GOP

PONTOTOC — State Sen. Nicky Browning of Pontotoc is switching to the Republican Party. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican, made the announcement today. Browning has served in the Legislature as a Democrat since 1996. He is chairman of the Senate County Affairs Committee. Reeves described Browning in a news release as a strong social […] [...]

Seven city officials, including mayor, switch to GOP

by Associated Press Published: December 27,2012

Tags: alderman, board of aldermen, chief, election, executive, law enforcement, mayor, police, poliitics, political party, politician, vote, voter, Voting

FARMINGTON — Farmington’s mayor, five-member board of aldermen and chief of police are now Republicans. Mayor Dale Fortenberry tells the Daily Corinthian he and the aldermen — who Fortenberry says were all elected as independents — had talked about joining the Republican Party for a long time. There is no party registration in Mississippi. During […] [...]

Special elections set to fill seats of late lawmakers

JACKSON — Special elections have been set for seats in the Mississippi Legislature left vacant by the recent death of two lawmakers. Voters will select a successor to the late Sen. Alice Harden on Feb. 5. If no candidate wins a majority, a runoff will be held Feb. 26. Gov. Phil Bryant set the election […] [...]

Four candidates will run for vacant seat in Legislature

RANKIN COUNTY — Four candidates are running in a special election in northern Rankin County to fill a vacant seat in the Mississippi House. Those competing in House District 59 are Scot Allen of Brandon, Benny L. Hubbard of Flowood, Bradley Lum of Flowood and Brent Powell of Brandon. The election is Jan. 8 and […] [...]

Congressional candidates show great divide during debate

OXFORD — Candidates in a North Mississippi congressional debate last night presented competing visions of “government the despoiler” versus “government the helper.” Republican first-term incumbent Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo and Democratic challenger Brad Morris of Oxford debated for an hour at the University of Mississippi. Nunnelee, the leading fundraiser, continues to focus on what he […] [...]

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