Archive for the 'Mississippi 08b' Category

Shows Drops Senate Bid

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Realizing that he had no hope of defeating America’s newest Senator, Roger Wicker, former Rep. Ronnie Shows abandoned his Senate bid, saying that he just couldn’t compete.  Shows endorsed former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove in his uphill battle for the seat.  Musgrove, of course, lost his last statewide bid when he ran for reelection, garnering less […]

MSSC Sides With Barbour, Special Election Set for November

Monday, February 11th, 2008

During my absence, the big story was that the Mississippi Supreme Court sided with Gov. Haley Barbour in his decision to schedule the special election to fill the rest of former Sen. Trent Lott’s term in November on the same day as the Presidential election.  Conventional wisdom says that this favors Wicker.  In this case, though, […]

Senator Wicker, I Presume

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Congressman Roger Wicker became Senator Roger Wicker this morning when he was sworn in by Vice President Dick Cheney.  Wicker will soon face reelection in his own right, perhaps as early as within the next two months, but more likely in November.  Unfortunately, we have failed to capitalize on the opportunities for free media that […]

Judge Rules with Hood; Earlier Date in MS, for now

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Mississippi Judge Bobby DeLauther ruled that the election to replace former Sen. Trent Lott must be held no later than March 19.  The ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Jim Hood that challenged Gov. Haley Barbour’s date of Nov. 4, the same date as the General Election.  The ruling itself is nothing […]

Mississippi (b) Gets More Complicated

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Just days after former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove announced that he would challenge new Senator Roger Wicker, former Rep. Ronnie Shows announced that he would do the same.  This will have a dramatic impact on the race, but in whose favor won’t be known until November.  In the case of special elections, Mississippi follows the Louisiana […]

Senator Wicker

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour selected Rep. Roger Wicker to replace Trent Lott.  Wicker will face a special election in November.  So far, no Democrat has stepped forward, but former Attorney General Mike Moore has said that he will not run.  Democrat hopes hang solely on the shoulders of former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, who is still […]

Barbour Announcement Coming Today?

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Update: Gov. Barbour will hold two press conferences on Monday, New Year’s Eve, to annouce the replacement for Trent Lott.  Rep. Chip Pickering has taken his name out of consideration (been told that he will not be chosen?).  The decision to announce on Monday means that the new Senator will not enjoy the full benefit of free […]

Another Schumer Failure

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

In what can only be seen as the latest in a long series of DSCC Chairman Chuck Schumer, former Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore has decided to not seek the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Trent Lott.  Moore’s decision is a severe, though perhaps not fatal, blow to Democrat chances of recapturing the […]

Senator Wicker?

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

John Leek says so.  I’ll refrain from commenting on this until there is further confirmation, but I figured I’d at least note the rumor.

Barbour Calls Special Election; Musgrove Ponders Bid

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour announced today that the special election to replace Sen. Trent Lott will be held next November, thus hampering Democrats efforts to take the seat.  Democrats, though, are apparently preparing to fight, arguing that state law requires that a special election be held within 90 days of the resignation.  At issue is […]