Category Archives: Missisippi Political Pulse

Mike’s Missives: Mississippi Dems’ Alvin Greene Moment

Mississippi Democrats are reeling tonight as little known truck driver from Terry, Robert Gray, is enjoying a comfortable lead over party favorite Vicki Slater and firebrand, Dr. Valerie Short. With almost 90% precincts reporting, Gray has more votes than Slater and Short combined. This hearkens me back to my stint South Carolina in 2010 when […]

Instead of Waiting on MSGOP, DuPree and Luckett Leading on Flag

Courtesy of: Museum Division Collection, Mississippi Department of Archives and History By: Mike Biggs In an ironic turn of events, former Democratic gubernatorial opponents in 2011 have led the way in the removal of the confederate state flag by removing it from their respective municipal governmental buildings. Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree and his Democratic counterpart, […]

Op Ed: “Distractions” By Dr. Valerie Short

Dr. Valerie Short, Democratic Candidate for Mississippi Governor “Distractions” By: Dr. Valerie Short 2015 Democratic Candidate for Governor of Mississippi I was reminded this Sunday morning how easily distractions can potentially lead to serious harm, change a life course, kill a dream, or snuff out a human life. When we are fortunate, they will remind […]

Challengers Face Republican Incumbents in DeSoto County

Challengers face Republican incumbents in DeSoto County: Clarion Ledger A battle to shape the Republican membership of Mississippi’s House of Representatives is playing out door to door in DeSoto County. A conservative group called Empower Mississippi is pumping money into all six races, motivated by what it sees as failures by incumbents to sufficiently support […]

Mississippi Pols Remember Rep. Esther Harrison

Rep. Esther Harrison Many words have been spoken about Rep. Esther Harrison. Sweet, quiet, gentle; all of them are true and described her well. I first met Rep. Harrison in 2004 when I was an intern with the house Democratic caucus where she served as one of the leaders. There were a couple of members […]