Posts Tagged ‘republican’

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

CRAWFORD: Roger Wicker watching the Tea Party blitz

by Bill Crawford Published: October 28,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, republican, Tea Party, ted cruz

Senator Roger Wicker must be anxiously watching the Tea Party blitz against fellow Senator Thad Cochran. The two senators have much in common. For example, until they were banned by House Republicans, Wicker’s record for delivering earmarks was second only to Cochran’s. The Tea Party claims earmarks were a major factor in escalating deficits. They […] [...]

(VIDEO) Senator: Police have suspect in Wicker ricin mailing

by Associated Press Published: April 17,2013

Tags: FBI, republican, ricin, Roger Wicker, U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have a suspect in mind as they investigate a letter mailed to Sen. Roger Wicker that tested positive for poisonous ricin, a Senate colleague said. “The person that is a suspect writes a lot of letters to members,” Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said Tuesday as she emerged from a classified briefing. […] [...]

Former Tchula Mayor Brown has died

by Associated Press Published: April 24,2012

Tags: Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, republican, Tchula, Yazoo City

JACKSON — Former Tchula Mayor Yvonne R. Brown, the first black Republican female mayor in Mississippi, has died. Officials at Century Funeral Home in Yazoo City confirmed Brown died Monday but had no other details. A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at New Jerusalem Church in Jackson. Brown served as Tchula’s mayor […] [...]

Rice says wouldn’t return as secretary of state

CLINTON — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she wouldn’t want to hold that position again. >> BUSINESS BLOG Former secretary of state, KiOR board member Condoleeza Rice visits Mississippi>> “You should never go home twice,” Rice told reporters at Mississippi College in Clinton. Rice visited the school Tuesday to address benefactors at a […] [...]

Bryant criminalizes Jackson Women’s Health Organization

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Monday signed a law that will put new regulations on the state’s only abortion clinic, starting July 1. The Republican said he’s not bothered by the possibility that the clinic’s owner will sue to try to block the new mandates. “If it closes that clinic, then so be […] [...]

Analysis: Few get all they want at Mississippi Capitol

JACKSON — The Mississippi Legislature is moving to the end of its 2012 session, and interest groups are being reminded of a universal truth in politics: You can’t always get what you want. People who say the U.S. borders are too porous were upset when an immigration-enforcement died in a Senate committee, after passing the […] [...]

FORECLOSURE SETTLEMENT — AG concedes legislators likely to decide where $14.1M goes

Mississippi legislators will be the deciders in how to use a $14.2 million direct payment from a $25 billion national mortgage fraud settlement. Attorney General Jim Hood hopes legislators will allocate the money for such things as housing counseling, mortgage-education efforts and for programs to guide victimized homeowners through the settlement process. He concedes, however, […] [...]

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