Posts Tagged ‘2011 Legislative Elections’

RR: Grisham’s newest thriller

Friday, November 20th, 2009

John Grisham’s latest book, “Ford County” features seven short stories and is dedicated to Representative Bobby Moak, a Democrat from Lincoln County, Mississippi. I make a few comments on the books (including a quick teaser on each story) and discuss a fundraiser Grisham hosted for Moak and what that possibly means for his future in the legislature. You can read the column online at the Madison County Journal: Perry / Grisham’s latest thriller

RR: 2010’s political feast

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Reasonably Right looks this week at the judicial races and other items on the ballot in Mississippi in 2010.  In particular I look at the Supreme Court seat occupied by Justice Jess Dickinson and the Appeals Court seats currently filled by Joe Lee, Tyree Irving, Bill Myers, Donna Barnes, and Jimmy Maxwell. To wet the political appetite a little more, I look at what is coming next in the legislature as well.

Every 10 years Mississippi redraws legislative lines according to the latest census data. Mississippi and the U.S. Department of Justice must approve these new lines based on 2010 data in time for 2011 qualifying deadline, or else we may double our legislative elections.

The last time Mississippi legislative elections immediately followed the year of the census was 1991 resulting in an election based on the old district lines in 1991, and another election under the new lines in 1992. Many expect a similar back-to-back race in 2011 and 2012. Sometimes, we just need a second helping to quell that political hunger.

Watching state legislators run on the same ballot as President Barack Obama seeking a second term will be icing on the political dessert.

You can read the full column in the Madison County Journal online: Perry / 2010’s political feast.

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