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New GOP candidate for governor?

A few weeks ago I wrote a story taking a look at some of the names that have surfaced as candidates for the Republican nomination in the 2011 governor’s race. The consensus from everybody I talked to was that Gulfport businessman Dave Dennis and Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant were sure things, and that a few statewide office-holders like Treasurer Tate Reeves, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and State Auditor Stacey Pickering were possibilities.

Now comes news that Pearl River County Supervisor Hudson Holliday has plans to enter the fray. Holliday is quoted in the Picayune Item as saying he’s “fed up with professional politicians.” Obviously, Holliday has an uphill climb to garner name recognition outside Pearl River County, which entails raising piles of money. At the very least, he will be hard to forget. Hudson Holliday could easily have been the name of a Wild West character. Get the full story here.

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