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Brock tapped by Dems as interim executive director

JACKSON — The Mississippi Democratic Party has retained Travis Brock as its interim executive director. Brock, a Kentucky native, is a veteran of state and national campaigns throughout the country. Most recently, he served four years as executive director of the Nevada State Democratic Party. He has also served as national field director of Tom Vilsack for President, political director ...

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Zata3 takes home three Reed Awards from D.C.

JACKSON — The Jackson- and Washington, D.C.-based political communications firm Zata3 took home three wins for political consulting work at the annual Reed Awards in Washington. Zata3 was also a finalist in seven additional categories. The Reed Awards, held by [ITAL]Campaigns & Elections[ITAL] magazine, recognize excellence in campaign management, political consulting and political technology. Zata3’s award-winning entries for the Reeds ...

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Dennis to officially launch bid for Governor's Mansion

PASS CHRISTIAN — Mississippi Republican businessman Dave Dennis on Monday launches a statewide kick-off tour for his campaign for governor. Dennis will begin the tour in his hometown of Pass Christian and hit 20 other cities with his message of job creation led by those in the private sector and improving education. Other stops on Monday will include Biloxi, Pascagoula, ...

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Simpson resigning as public safety commissioner

JACKSON — The commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety says he is resigning the post next week. In a statement late Friday, Steve Simpson said he’s notified Gov. Haley Barbour of his plans to resign effective Feb. 15. Last month, he launched his campaign as a Republican for attorney general. Democrat Jim Hood, who’s in his second term ...

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Reeves kicks off bid for lieutenant governor

JACKSON — Mississippi Treasurer Tate Reeves will launch a statewide tour next week to announce his campaign for lieutenant governor. The initial announcement tour will include 10 stops throughout the state Feb. 7-9. The tour will begin in Reeves’ hometown of Florence at the Florence Middle School gym and will continue through Olive Branch, Tupelo, Leland, Pascagoula, Meridian, Columbus, Magee ...

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Census Bureau ships data to state

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, the Census Bureau shipped local 2010 Census data to the Mississippi state leadership. After confirmation of receipt, usually within 24 hours of shipment, the Census Bureau will issue a news release with five custom tables of data for the state. At that time, the full set of data will be available simultaneously via FTP download on the ...

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Hyde-Smith announces candidacy for ag commissioner

BROOKHAVEN — Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Brookhaven, announced that she will seek the state’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce position. Hyde-Smith and her husband, Mike, are the fourth generation of their family to raise cattle, farm and operate a cattle market auction near Brookhaven. Hyde-Smith noted that the Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce position is a large job with many statewide ...

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Two more state lawmakers switch to GOP

JACKSON — Two more Mississippi lawmakers have switched from Democrat to Republican. State Reps. Margaret Rogers of New Albany and Russ Nowell of Louisville announced their switch today during a news conference at the state Republican Party headquarters in Jackson. With the changes, there are now 53 Republicans and 68 Democrats in the state House of Representatives, with one vacant ...

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Mayhall giving up seat in Legislature

SOUTHAVEN — Rep. Ted Mayhall, a Republican from Southaven, says he will not seek re-election. Mayhall has served two terms in the Mississippi House. The Commercial Appeal reports the 71-year-old Mayhall wants to spend more time with his seven grandchildren and he and his wife want to travel. House District 40 is located in DeSoto County.

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Supervisor making run for Governor's Mansion

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River County Supervisor Hudson Holliday will formally kick off his campaign for the Republican nomination for governor tomorrow with a rally at the courthouse in Poplarville. Holliday filed his qualifying papers last week for the Aug. 2 GOP primary. Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, Gulf Coast businessman Dave Dennis and state employee James Broadwater of Byram also are ...

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