The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

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MS 2011 Archives

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Mississippi Gubernatorial Headlines 2011 Archives

DECEMBER 2011

2012 Legislature: Power, agenda in GOP’s grip (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/31/11)
Barbour considers clemency for convicts (Sun Herald, 12/31/11)
Bryant wants MS agencies’ budgets based on performance results (WLOX, 12/31/11)
Lawmakers facing full agenda in ‘12 session (Hattiesburg American, 12/31/11)
Selection of panel chairmen to decide direction in House (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/31/11)
Job creation to be high on Senate agenda (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/31/11)
Ring in the new: 2012 a challenge (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/30/11)
Senate rumblings (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/30/11)
State leaders shifting in 2012 (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/30/11)
Mississippi revenue jumps 5.67% in December (WAPT, 12/30/11)
Analysis: New leaders to reshape Miss. Legislature (Hattiesburg American, 12/30/11)
Ring out the old: 2011 arduous year (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/29/11)
Bryant’s ‘big idea’ goal may hit hard economy (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/29/11)
Familiar budget shortfall faces new Miss. leaders (Bloomberg Businessweek, 12/29/11)
Barbour reflects on past 8 years as 2nd term ends (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/28/11)
Still in limbo – Senate and House structure, agenda yet to be announced (Y’all Politics, 12/28/11)
Redistricting will be the issue of 2012 (Majority in MS, 12/28/11)
With 2011 wrapping up, a look at what is to come (Majority in MS, 12/27/11)
Bryant envisions big party for state (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/24/11)
No objections filed on redistricting plan (Natchez Democrat, 12/23/11)
Got boots? Inaugural ball reflects Bryant style (Daily Journal, 12/23/11)
Haley Barbour will return to lobbying after governorship ends (CBS News, 12/22/11)
Miss. governor inaugural ball reflects Bryant’s style (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/22/11)
Haley Barbour to return to lobby firm (The Hill, 12/22/11)
Commentary: Barbour’s legacy is Katrina and a dominant state GOP (Jackson Clarion Ledger,12/21/11)
More details on the new maps (Majority in MS, 12/21/11)
New Congressional map released (Majority in MS, 12/20/11)
Barbour’s budget recommendations (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/20/11)
Barbour calls for further spending cuts in 2013 (WLOX, 12/20/11)
Barbour calls for 2.9% cut to fiscal 2013 budget (Hattiesburg American, 12/20/11)
Barbour budget proposes education consolidation (Mississippi Business Journal, 12/20/11)
Miss. moves toward offshore oil and gas leasing (Bloomberg Businessweek, 12/20/11)
Barbour: Miss. must repay federal govt in Medicaid legal settlement (Y’all Politics, 12/20/11)
Education consolidation proposed by Gov. Barbour (Natchez Democrat, 12/20/11)
Commentary: Barbour sets spending plan (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/20/11)
Gov. Barbour defends proposed offshore drilling regulations (The Mississippi Press,12/20/11)
Budget: Barbour sets spending plan (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/20/11)
Adams County Dems want to stay in MS-03 (Majority in MS, 12/19/11)
3 Questions: Jim Herring, Bryant transition team head (Daily Journal, 12/19/11)
New Mississippi leaders will get some budget guides (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/19/11)
Barbour begins work as paid speaker Jan. 11, day after leaving as MS governor(Washington Post,12/19/11)
Barbour revives offshore drilling push (Sun Herald, 12/19/11)
Editorial: Phil Bryant’s big ideas (Enterprise-Journal, 12/18/11)
Budget guides set for new state leaders (Hattiesburg American, 12/18/11)
Is Adams County best suited with the Delta? (Natchez Democrat, 12/17/11)
Haley Barbour: A long good-bye (Jackson Clarion-Ledger, 12/16/11)
Southaven mayor reveals he’s gay (Majority in MS, 12/16/11)
Commentary: Corporations already evading Miss. state income tax (Jackson Clarion Ledger,12/15/11)
Study group: 3-year freeze on Miss. retirees’ COLAs (Bloomberg Businessweek, 12/15/11)
Opinion: Barbour wrong about spending school reserves (Jackson Clarion Ledger,12/15/11)
Changes proposed for Miss. state retirees (Commercial Appeal, 12/15/11)
Bryant invites input to shape legislative agenda (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/15/11)
Bryant wants to be ‘big-idea governor’ in MS (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/15/11)
Haley Barbour’s swan song: Truth and transparency in budget (The Mississippi Press,12/15/11)
Barbour calls for an honest budget (WLOX, 12/15/11)
PERS study commission releases recommendations for strengthening pension fund(Mississippi Press,12/14/11)
PERS: Legislature gets touchy season (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/14/11)
The Delta: Not as solidly Democrat? (Majority in MS, 12/14/11)
10 Questions facing Mississippi as we head into 2012 (Y’all Politics, 12/12/11)
Gov. Barbour praises port expansion opportunity (WLOX, 12/9/11)
Opinion: Internet tax – A matter of fairness (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/9/11)
Barbour ends with highest numbers in country (Majority in MS, 12/9/11)
The youthful Republican majority (Majority in MS, 12/8/11)
Bryant announces co-chairs and inaugural theme – ‘Rising Together’ (Y’all Politics, 12/8/11)
Barbour’s tour stresses work, education (Commercial Appeal, 12/8/11)
Democrats to keep an eye on next year (Majority in MS, 12/7/11)
Barbour begins farewell tour (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/7/11)
ANALYSIS: Personhood and the message (Madison County Journal, 12/7/11)
Barbour warns lawmakers: $20M pharmaceutical settlement must go to feds (Y’all Politics, 12/6/11)
Commentary: Barbour criticism angers Musgrove (Picayune Item, 12/6/11)
Barbour launches final state public policy road show (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/6/11)
Commentary: Developing a skilled work force takes extra money (Hattiesburg American,12/6/11)
Barbour backs plan to tax online, catalog sales (Bloomberg Businessweek, 12/5/11)
Bryant supports ‘loser pays’ law (Hattiesburg American, 12/4/11)
Gun law quietly eases limits (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/3/11)
10 questions for Haley Barbour (New York Times, 12/2/11)
Bryant selects 11 to head committees for transition team (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 12/2/11)
Commentary: Lead by example (Y’all Politics, 12/2/11)
Barbour urges frugality for state (Commercial Appeal, 12/2/11)
Bryant starts with a strong team (Majority in MS, 12/1/11)
Commentary: Can Republicans govern now that they have majority? (Jackson Clarion Ledger,12/1/11)

NOVEMBER 2011

Herring, overseeing Bryant transition, reflects on GOP gains (Madison County Journal,11/30/11)
Gov. Barbour endorses online sales tax (The Hill, 11/30/11)
A way too early look at 2015 (Majority in MS, 11/30/11)
Gov-elect Phil Bryant appoints 11 policy committees to help build upcoming policy agenda(Y’all Politics, 11/29/11)
Democratic candidates in MS-01 & MS-04? (Majority in MS, 11/29/11)
Democrat Hood displays political strength against odds (NEMS 360, 11/29/11)
Bryant delegation to tour Houston medical complex (NEMS 360, 11/29/11)
Bryant transition moves ahead (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 11/29/11)
Bryant taps 11 policy committees for transition (NEMS 360, 11/29/11)
Nunnelee: Congressmen shouldn’t draw their districts (Majority in MS, 11/28/11)
Where does the MS GOP go from here? (Y’all Politics, 11/28/11)
Analysis: GOP gets clear path to push Mississippi agenda (Mississippi Press, 11/28/11)
GOP will push previously blocked bills next Legislature (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 11/28/11)
Editorial: Mississippi should not emulate Alabama on immigration (Sun Herald,11/27/11)
State leaders to visit Texas Medical Center, bring ideas home (Jackson Clarion Ledger,11/26/11)
Opinion: Relatively easy redistricting still goes to court (Jackson Clarion Ledger,11/25/11)
Redistrict gambit pays (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 11/25/11)
Judges to draw congressional maps (Majority in MS, 11/23/11)
Mississippi judges to draw congressional redistricting map (Bloomberg Businessweek,11/23/11)
Can Miss. Democrats improve their fundraising? (Majority in MS, 11/22/11)
Can’t get around the D next to their name (Majority in MS, 11/22/11)
Judges to hear US House remapping arguments (The Mississippi Press, 11/22/11)
Recap: The Speaker & Party switchers (Majority in MS, 11/21/11)
Remap heads to court (NEMS 360, 11/21/11)
Editorial: Incoming Mississippi governor will be in our corner (Mississippi Press,11/20/11)
Rep Philip Gunn chosen speaker by new GOP House majority (Columbus Packet, 11/19/11)
Bryant counting on Herring for advice (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 11/19/11)
Barbour cries foul over legal fees (Picayune Item, 11/19/11)
Gunn could be peacemaker (Sun Herald, 11/19/11)
Commentary: Is Mississippi just political flyover? (Picayune Item, 11/19/11)
Opinion: Legislature: Cooperation needed (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 11/18/11)
Gov-elect wants state to be most job-friendly (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 11/18/11)
Bryant looking to center new industry around LNG terminal (Mississippi Press, 11/18/11)
Commentary: Democrats in historic defeat (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 11/18/11)
Commentary: GOP win in Mississippi not a big ‘12 draw (Jackson Clarion Ledger,11/18/11)
New House leader will decide the party role (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 11/18/11)
The big winners on election day – Gunn, MS GOP and BIPEC (Y’all Politics, 11/17/11)
Opinion: State’s GOP ‘caught the car’ (Hattiesburg American, 11/17/11)
The future of the MS Democratic Party (Columbus Dispatch, 11/16/11)
Campaigns downplay race, but voters don’t follow suit (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 11/16/11)
Commentary: House cleaning (Madison County Journal, 11/16/11)
Political shift in the Miss. House (Madison County Journal, 11/16/11)
Defeated anti-abortion group unlikely to give up (Reuters, 11/15/11)
After ‘personhood’ defeat in Mississippi, abortion activists on both sides eye 2012 (CBS News, 11/15/11)
Defeat may not end personhood efforts (Natchez Democrat, 11/14/11)
Mississippi Turning: A new New South (Politico, 11/14/11)
Personhood amendment shows that ‘pro-life’ not a monolith, even on Roe v. Wade(Washington Post,11/14/11)
Medical nuances drove ‘no’ vote in Mississippi (New York Times, 11/14/11)
Lessons from Mississippi (Huffington Post, 11/12/11)
Gov-elect Bryant: Personhood proposal could resurface in 2012 Legislature (WLBT, 11/12/11)
Bell joins Tollison in GOP  - more likely (Majority in MS, 11/11/11)
Senate Dem to switch parties today (Majority in MS, 11/10/11)
Gov-elect Bryant taps herring to lead transition team (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 11/10/11)
Legislative races still to be determined (Majority in MS, 11/10/11)
Could be a long 4 years for some Dems (Majority in MS, 11/9/11)
A look at Bryant’s big victory (Majority in MS, 11/9/11)
Mississippi House likely to see shift in power (Wall Street Journal, 11/9/11)
Mississippi’s defeated anti-abortion measure may be just the beginning (LA Times,11/9/11)
Bryant names transition team (WAPT, 11/9/11)
GOP on the verge of winning the MS House (Majority in MS, 11/9/11)
Republicans expand Senate majority (Majority in MS, 11/9/11)
Bryant winning over 60 percent (Majority in MS, 11/9/11)
Reporter’s notebook: A few loose ends from election (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 11/8/11)
Phil Bryant wins Mississippi gubernatorial elections (Washington Post, 11/8/11)
Mississippi voters approve eminent domain restrictions (WAPT, 11/8/11)
Mississippi voters approve Voter ID amendment (WAPT, 11/8/11)
Anti-abortion ‘personhood’ amendment fails in Mississippi (Washington Post, 11/8/11)
Ohio repeals law restricting unions; Mississippi blocks ‘personhood’ amendment(Washington Post,11/8/11)
Odds & Ends: Will DuPree’s black support help down-ticket Dems? (Majority in MS, 11/8/11)
Mississippi and the abortion rights powder keg (Washington Post, 11/7/11)
Miss. gov. supports amendment to declare fertilized egg a person (CNN, 11/7/11)
‘Toss-up’ on Mississippi ‘personhood’ amendment (Public Policy Polling, 11/7/11)
Republicans lead in generic ballot (Majority in MS, 11/7/11)
Bryant has big lead in governor’s race (Majority in MS, 11/7/11)
Political Skinny: DuPree on CNN, Barbour and Bryant on the Coast (Mississippi Press,11/7/11)
Barbour recounts his time in office (Hattiesburg American, 11/6/11)
Bryant leads money race with $4.3 million (Commercial Appeal, 11/6/11)
Turnout may be the key to Tuesday’s elections (Sun Herald, 11/5/11)
Governor race hopefuls taking high road (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 11/5/11)
Barbour: Initiative 31 bad for business (The Commercial Appeal, 11/5/11)
Mississippi prepares for Tuesday general election (Sun Herald, 11/5/11)
Decision day nears (Hattiesburg American, 11/5/11)
Mississippi attempts to define the start of personhood (LA Times, 11/4/11)
Absentee voting shows concern and trend (WLBT, 11/4/11)
Bryant campaign rallies voters on the coast (WLOX, 11/4/11)
Strong voter turnout forecast (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 11/4/11)
Opinion: Best candidates, decisions (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 11/4/11)
NJ Gov. urges big turnout for Bryant (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 11/4/11)
Endorsement: Bryant is best choice (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 11/4/11)
NJ Gov stumps for Bryant; Bill Cosby endorses DuPree (WAPT, 11/4/11)
Previewing the Mississippi Governor’s race (National Journal, 11/4/11)
Last weekend for DuPree, Bryant campaigning (MyFoxMemphis, 11/4/11)
Students favor GOP in mock election (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 11/4/11)
Mississippi personhood amendment (Religion & Ethics News Weekly, 11/4/11)
Doctors call Mississippi ‘personhood’ initiative dangerous (CBS News, 11/4/11)
Video: Phil Bryant discusses Amendment 26 (YouTube, 11/4/11)
Both Miss. gov nominees get celeb backing (Hattiesburg American, 11/4/11)
Commentary: Make an educated vote on Tuesday (Hattiesburg American, 11/4/11)
Antiabortion movement hoping for electoral victory in Mississippi (Washington Post,11/4/11)
Mississippi’s ‘Personhood’ Amendment a challenge for moderate conservatives (ABC News, 11/4/11)
Why personhood rather than pregnancy prevention? (Washington Post, 11/3/11)
Mississippi’s redistricting no closer to being resolved (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 11/3/11)
Video: MSGOP launches ‘Stop Obama – right here, right now’ ad (Y’all Politics, 11/3/11)
Bill Cosby endorses in MS governor’s race (Sun Herald, 11/3/11)
Gov. Barbour votes for life-at-fertilization initiative after expressing concerns (Washington Post,11/3/11)
If Yes=No, then I guess VPAC is right (Majority in MS, 11/3/11)
Ron Williams and Mike Espy endorse Johnny DuPree (Y’all Politics, 11/3/11)
NJ governor urges turnout for Bryant (Hattiesburg American, 11/3/11)
Bryant GOTV rallies lined up (Majority in MS, 11/3/11)
‘Different campaign’ for governor, Johnny DuPree says (Mississippi Press, 11/3/11)
Mississippi candidates seek support at Economic Council Hobnob (Jackson Clarion Ledger,11/2/11)
Bryant leads DuPree in cash for Miss. gov’s race (WAPT, 11/2/11)
Barbour says life initiative is vague (Hattiesburg American, 11/2/11)
Election likely to seal Mississippi solidly as ‘red state’ (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 11/2/11)
What is the Democratic floor and ceiling in statewide elections? (Majority in MS, 11/2/11)
Pro-business message loud and clear (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 11/2/11)
Poverty a complex issue for next Mississippi governor (Picayune Item, 11/2/11)
Mississippi to vote on ‘personhood’ of fertilized eggs (Scientific American, 11/1/11)
Students cast ballots for next governor (Hattiesburg American, 11/1/11)
How many seats does the GOP need? (Majority in MS, 11/1/11)
Bryant leads in campaign funding (Hattiesburg American, 11/1/11)
Gov. Christie won’t say whether he supports Mississippi anti-abortion initiative (NJ.com, 11/1/11)
Politics to ramp up after election (Hattiesburg American, 11/1/11)
Commentary: Don’t underestimate Bryant, a former deputy sheriff (Jackson Clarion Ledger,11/1/11)

OCTOBER 2011

The final stretch (Y’all Politics, 10/31/11)
Bryant: Say no to Obama by saying no to DuPree (Majority in MS, 10/31/11)
Bryant: Voting for DuPree like voting for Obama (WAPT, 10/31/11)
Christie to rally for Bryant (Politico, 10/31/11)
Mississippi Election 2011: Johnny DuPree, Democratic candidate for governor (MPB, 10/31/11)
What are the biggest issues to voters? (Majority in MS, 10/31/11)
Supreme Court rules against Mississippi NAACP (Sun Herald, 10/31/11)
NJ Gov. Christie to campaign for Bryant (Mississippi Press, 10/30/11)
DuPree runs grass-roots campaign (Sun Herald, 10/29/11)
Commentary: Friday ramblings (Majority in MS, 10/28/11)
Mississippi House still 2011 ‘plum’ (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 10/28/11)
Commentary: Mississippi House still 2011 ‘plum’ (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 10/28/11)
Video: DuPree, Bryant talk campaign cash (WJTV, 10/28/11)
Intra-party ‘gridlock’ possible with Bryant-Reeves (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 10/27/11)
Commentary: Original thought in short supply for Mississippi Democrats (Y’all Politics, 10/27/11)
Video: More Republicans go on the air (Majority in MS, 10/27/11)
Battle over Personhood initiative: Doctors fear interference (Jackson Clarion Ledger,10/27/11)
Mississippi Dem unsure what personhood does, still supports it (Mother Jones, 10/26/11)
DuPree: Starkville can be a model for other towns (Columbus Dispatch, 10/26/11)
Endorsement: Phil Bryant for governor (Madison County Journal, 10/26/11)
Artur Davis, new voter ID convert, donates to Republicans, including Phil Bryant (TPM, 10/26/11)
Opinion: Hood seems to have weathered another bruising campaign (Hattiesburg American,10/26/11)
Commentary: Fordice and Musgrove were ‘The Odd Couple’…Bryant and Reeves may be ‘Family Feud’ (Sun Herald, 10/26/11)
The Republican strength in the MS Senate (Majority in MS, 10/26/11)
“This is not a position we want to be in” (Majority in MS, 10/26/11)
Voter ID will soon become law (Majority in MS, 10/25/11)
Endorsement: Johnny DuPree for governor (Sun Herald, 10/25/11)
Push for ‘Personhood’ Amendment represents new tack in abortion fight (New York Times,10/25/11)
Mississippi Democratic Party down and out (of most big races) (Jackson Clarion Ledger,10/25/11)
Analysis: Miss. gov candidates back ‘personhood’ (NECN, 10/24/11)
Mississippi gov candidates back ‘personhood’ (Hattiesburg American, 10/24/11)
Will Mississippi ban IVF? (The Daily Beast, 10/24/11)
Both candidates for Mississippi governor think zygotes are totally people (Jezebel, 10/24/11)
Who paid Robert McDuff to represent Dems in redistricting fight? (Y’all Politics, 10/24/11)
Little coverage of DNC chair appearance (Majority in MS, 10/21/11)
The Delta: As Democratic as you thought (Majority in MS, 10/21/11)
Opinion: Personhood, if OK’d, ‘threat’ to health (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 10/21/11)
Opinion: Pro – the underlying question on personhood debate (Hattiesburg American,10/21/11)
Wasserman Schultz says road to Obama re-election built “right through Mississippi” (Y’all Politics, 10/21/11)
Opinion: Initiative 31 – reform of eminent domain laws needed now (Jackson Clarion Ledger,10/21/11)
Opinion: Initiative 31 is really the ‘job killer’ amendment (Jackson Clarion Ledger,10/21/11)
Editorial: DNC leader’s visit should be non-issue (Hattiesburg American, 10/21/11)
Mississippi’s Choice: Personhood and the rights of zygotes (TIME, 10/20/11)
DNC leader stumps for Miss. gov nominee DuPree (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 10/20/11)
Video: DNC Chair stumps for DuPree’s bid for gov (WAPT, 10/20/11)
MoveOn circulates petition for DuPree (Majority in MS, 10/20/11)
Initiative backers file lawsuit over registration requirement (The Commercial Appeal,10/20/11)
Barbour says policy is at forefront of governor’s race (WAPT, 10/19/11)
Commentary: Democrats facing desperate times, employ desperate measures (Madison County Journal, 10/19/11)
Mississippi voters face abortion ban (MyFoxMemphis, 10/19/11)
Education top issue for DuPree (Hattiesburg American, 10/19/11)
MS Tea Party working for Republican representation (One News Now, 10/19/11)
DNC Chair and top Obama congressional leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz to campaign for Dems in MS(Y’all Politics, 10/18/11)
Democratic chairwoman to stump for DuPree (Hattiesburg American, 10/18/11)
DNC chair’s visit comes as MS Democrats try to distance themselves from party (Y’all Politics, 10/18/11)
Why is the DNC chair coming to Jackson? (Majority in MS, 10/18/11)
DNC Chair raising money for DuPree (Majority in MS, 10/18/11)
Commentary: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Who you associate with matters(Y’all Politics, 10/18/11)
Drug testing petition far short on signatures (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 10/17/11)
Tea Party takes aim at Miss. Democratic seats (WLBT, 10/17/11)
Video: Democrats address shortage of candidates in state races (WTOK, 10/17/11)
NEMS Senate delegation: Democrats remain strong (Majority in MS, 10/17/11)
MS lawmakers want to tackle immigration reform due to Congress’ inaction (Hattiesburg American,10/15/11)
Governor debates remain friendly (NEMS360, 10/15/11)
Voter ID initiative remains a black-and-white issue (Jackson Clarion-Ledger, 10/15/11)
Ballot initiative wording set (Sun Herald, 10/15/11)
Schools deny link to political ads sent by email (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 10/15/11)
GA voter ID law used to refute fear of low turnout (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 10/15/11)
MS Gov Race: Phil Bryant, Johnny DuPree debate (Mississippi Press, 10/14/11)
Bryant, DuPree debate at law school (Sun Herald, 10/14/11)
Bryant, DuPree stress education in gov debate (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 10/14/11)
Editorial: Transparency needed in government spending (Jackson Clarion Ledger,10/14/11)
Gov candidates agree on civility, at odds on health care (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 10/14/11)
Opinion: Voter ID has $1.5M price tag (Picayune Item, 10/14/11)
Barbour says wife would vote for Cain if primary was held today (The Hill, 10/13/11)
Ballot initiative aims to prevent voter fraud (DeSoto Times Tribune, 10/13/11)
Opinion: Government-issued voter ID restricts citizens’ rights (Jackson Clarion Ledger,10/13/11)
Opinion: Cheaters will still cheat regardless of a voter ID law (Jackson Clarion Ledger,10/12/11)
Personhood, voter ID and eminent domain on Nov. 8 ballot (Madison County Journal,10/12/11)
Candidates release reports on finances (Commercial Appeal, 10/12/11)
Governor’s race: Bryant campaign outraises DuPree (Mississippi Press, 10/11/11)
Bryant outraises DuPree in MS governor campaign (WAPT, 10/11/11)
Few surprises from latest finance reports (Majority in MS, 10/11/11)
Bryant flexes fundraising muscle (NEMS360, 10/11/11)
Editorial: Haley Barbour not jumping the gun on nuclear energy (Mississippi Press,10/10/11)
War chests for statewide offices filled with millions (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 10/10/11)
Bryant outraises DuPree in governor campaign (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 10/10/11)
Phil Bryant reports $3M in 2011 – $928K CoH (Y’all Politics, 10/10/11)
Johnny DuPree reports $235K CoH (Y’all Politics, 10/10/11)
Passing Voter ID won’t thwart election cheats (Sun Herald, 10/10/11)
Mississippi Democrats and progressive power (Y’all Politics, 10/10/11)
Gubernatorial hopefuls talk ideas for education (Commercial Appeal, 10/10/11)
PERS study information request (Natchez Democrat, 10/8/11)
Barbour: PERS study to protect system solvency, public employees (Columbus Dispatch,10/8/11)
Plenty of GOP pickup opportunities in South Mississippi (Majority in MS, 10/7/11)
Video: DuPree says message, not money, will help him win governor’s race (WAPT-TV, 10/7/11)
Lawmaker wants details on PERS study (Sun Herald, 10/7/11)
Politics of initiatives difficult to overcome (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 10/7/11)
One man helps mount Mississippi’s anti-illegal immigrant movement (LA Times, 10/7/11)
GOP’s recent success in NEMS House races (Majority in MS, 10/6/11)
Johneice DuPree shares her breast cancer story (Hattiesburg American, 10/6/11)
DuPree unveils education plan (Y’all Politics, 10/6/11)
The Northeast Mississippi House delegation (Majority in MS, 10/6/11)
Hood: Opposition to ‘Obamacare’ political (Majority in MS, 10/5/11)
Analysis: A look at the House (Madison County Journal, 10/5/11)
AG hopefuls differ on initiatives, health care challenge (NEMS Daily Journal, 10/4/11)
Fox News coming to Tupelo Tea Party (Majority in MS, 10/4/11)
Opinion: Mississippi’s racial politics distorted by lazy reporting (Jackson Clarion Ledger,10/4/11)
Johnny DuPree discusses quest for the Governor’s Mansion (BET, 10/4/11)
Political Buzz: Bryant gets help from Jindal; Politico: DuPree in the hunt (Sun Herald,10/4/11)
Little time for congressional primaries (Majority in MS, 10/3/11)
Bryant releases first general election spot (Majority in MS, 10/3/11)
For politics in South, race divide is defining (New York Times, 10/2/11)

SEPTEMBER 2011

Barbour talks school vouchers (Majority in MS, 9/30/11)
The rather polite campaign for governor (Majority in MS, 9/30/11)
Bobby Jindal campaigns for Bryant in Biloxi (Majority in MS, 9/28/11)
Republican Party asks judges to draw congressional maps (Majority in MS, 9/27/11)
GOP asks US judges to draw Mississippi congressional map (Mississippi Press, 9/26/11)
Bryant raising money off DGA funding (Majority in MS, 9/26/11)
Bryant: MS ranked #9 as best state for doing business (Y’all Politics, 9/26/11)
Analysis: MS Gov candidates split on voter ID (NECN, 9/26/11)
Johnny DuPree the underfunded underdog (Sun Herald, 9/24/11)
Democratic senator opposes personhood (Majority in MS, 9/23/11)
Opinion: Eminent Domain Initiative 31 must be defeated Nov. 8 (Jackson Clarion Ledger,9/23/11)
Commentary: Major changes to PERS unlikely (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 9/23/11)
Miss. education superintendent seeks funding increase (Commercial Appeal, 9/23/11)
13% education budget hike unlikely (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 9/22/11)
Bryant pushes performance-based budgeting (Y’all Politics, 9/22/11)
MS agencies request $1.4B increase in funding (Sun Herald, 9/22/11)
MS economy growing slowly, slower than nation (Commercial Appeal, 9/21/11)
Battle between organizations supporting and opposing ‘personhood’ continues (Majority in MS, 9/21/11)
Why don’t legislative Dems run for statewide office? (Majority in MS, 9/21/11)
Miss. state departments make funding pitches (Commercial Appeal, 9/20/11)
Budget hearings underway (WLBT, 9/20/11)
State agencies put in requests for fiscal 2012 funds (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 9/20/11)
DuPree campaign manager calls on liberals to be pragmatic (Majority in MS, 9/20/11)
DuPree to get $90K from DGA (Majority in MS, 9/19/11)
Wording of ballot initiatives released (Majority in MS, 9/19/11)
Will ballot initiatives sway turnout? (Natchez Democrat, 9/19/11)
Dem AG Hood promised to defend Personhood Amendment (Y’all Politics, 9/19/11)
Bryant stops at steel mill as part of Jobs Tour (The Dispatch, 9/16/11)
Johnny DuPree, the unorthodox underdog in Mississippi (National Journal, 9/16/11)
Business groups line up behind Bryant (Majority in MS, 9/16/11)
Jim Hood supports ‘Personhood’…liberals go crazy (Majority in MS, 9/16/11)
Manufacturing group endorses Bryant for governor (NEMS, 9/16/11)
Lest we forget, political parties run primary elections (Y’all Politics, 9/14/11)
Bryant nails down key endorsements (Y’all Politics, 9/14/11)
Roundup of Election Commission decisions (Majority in MS, 9/14/11)
Lt. Gov Phil Bryant to host agribusiness summit on 10/18 (Y’all Politics, 9/14/11)
Bryant-DuPree debate planned for Oct. 14 (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 9/13/11)
On Wade candidacy question, Election Commission must uphold Mississippi Constitution(Y’all Politics, 9/13/11)
Nearly 23% of Mississippians live in poverty – what does that mean? (Majority in MS, 9/13/11)
Fundamentalists in MS pulling out all the stops to outlaw birth control (Crooks and Liars, 9/13/11)
Bryant-DuPree debate planned for Oct. 14 (Jackson Clarion-Ledger, 9/13/11)
Personhood opponents form organization (Majority in MS, 9/12/11)
MS ‘Personhood’ law could ban abortions and birth control (Huffington Post, 9/12/11)
Three-tiered turnover first since ‘76 (NEMS, 9/11/11)
Two-man race set for gov. as ballots approved (Jackson Clarion-Ledger, 9/10/11)
Haley Barbour joins Karl Rove-backed campaign group (LA Times, 9/9/11)
Haley Barbour to join ’super PAC’ for 2012 fundraising (Washington Post, 9/9/11)
2-man race set for gov. as ballots approved (Jackson Clarion-Ledger, 9/9/11)
Barbour to speak at NY GOP event (Wall Street Journal, 9/9/11)
Independent candidate drops out of Mississippi governor’s race (Jackson Clarion Ledger,9/9/11)
State tea party taking aim at GOP delegation (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 9/9/11)
Oatis, O’Hara out of Mississippi gov race (Jackson Clarion-Ledger, 9/9/11)
Political ideology trumps race in Mississippi today (Y’all Politics, 9/8/11)
Opinion: Budget – performance still the goal (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 9/8/11)
More data on competitive districts (Majority in MS, 9/8/11)
Personhood will be on the ballot (Majority in MS, 9/8/11)
Significant turnover already in MS Senate (Majority in MS, 9/8/11)
Opinion: Budget – early planning necessary (Jackson Clarion-Ledger, 9/6/11)
Democrats turn up the heat at Labor Day events (Majority in MS, 9/6/11)
MS Tea Party targets ten Dem seats (Majority in MS, 9/6/11)
Judge allows Bryant health care lawsuit to continue (Picayune Item, 9/6/11)
Jobs, state retirement plan focus of Labor Day picnic (Hattiesburg American, 9/6/11)
State Dems paint bleak picture for pro-labor forces if GOP wins House (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 9/5/11)
Mississippi unions endorse DuPree (Y’all Politics, 9/5/11)
Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant special session release (Y’all Politics, 9/3/11)
Bryant wants to cancel state budget hearings; McCoy disagrees (Y’all Politics, 9/3/11)
A ‘boring’ gubernatorial race might be good (Jackson Clarion-Ledger, 9/2/11)
Bryant wants to cancel state budget hearings; McCoy disagrees (Y’all Politics, 9/3/11)
Toss-up counties in Mississippi? (Majority in MS, 9/2/11)
In Mississippi, few public sector workers belong to union (Majority in MS, 9/1/11)
Phil Bryant says special session important for Hattiesburg (WDAM, 9/1/11)
Johnny DuPree as governor, in a place like Mississippi? (The DM Online, 9/1/11)
Hinds County, once GOP territory now Democratic stronghold (Majority in MS, 9/1/11)

AUGUST 2011

Opinion: Keep an eye on governor’s race (Hattiesburg American, 8/31/11)
A Rankin County-run state government? (Majority in MS, 8/31/11)
Who would a top-two primary favor? (Majority in MS, 8/31/11)
A Speaker from the Jackson area? (Majority in MS, 8/31/11)
Cole named executive director of MS Democrats (NEMS, 8/31/11)
Opinion: Patience, planning are essential to state’s progress (Jackson Clarion Ledger,8/31/11)
Pending vote on $175M in tax incentives could bring 1,800 jobs (Jackson Clarion Ledger,8/31/11)
Shakeup within the Democratic Party (Majority in MS, 8/29/11)
Judge rules Mississippi health care law suit can go forward (WDAM, 8/29/11)
Trial lawyers crying ‘wolf’ (Y’all Politics, 8/29/11)
Opinion: General election campaign ahead (Hattiesburg American, 8/29/11)
Johnny DuPree and South Mississippi (Majority in MS, 8/29/11)
Lawmakers called back to mull project incentives (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 8/29/11)
No redistricting in special session (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 8/29/11)
Political campaigns about winning at any cost? (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 8/28/11)
Joint budget panel in flux (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 8/28/11)
Opinion: Don’t underestimate Johnny DuPree (Hattiesburg American, 8/28/11)
Democrats host Unity Rally in Hattiesburg (WDAM, 8/27/11)
DuPree campaign needs cash (Sun Herald, 8/27/11)
The Mississippi Governor’s Race: A welcome first (The Economist, 8/27/11)
How Northeast Mississippi votes in presidential elections (Majority in MS, 8/27/11)
Northeast Mississippi: 1999, 2003, 2007 (Majority in MS, 8/26/11)
Opinion: Election ‘11 – Issues top concern (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 8/26/11)
Party, not race, is the key issue (Majority in MS, 8/25/11)
Opinion: History-making DuPree win faces a grim Mississippi reality (Jackson Clarion Ledger,8/25/11)
Johnny DuPree already making history (Commercial Appeal, 8/25/11)
DuPree expanded playing field from Aug 2 (Majority in MS, 8/24/11)
Miscellaneous notes from last night (Majority in MS, 8/24/11)
Luckett endorses DuPree for governor (Y’all Politics, 8/24/11)
Video: Bryant talks about running against DuPree (WDAM, 8/24/11)
Mississippi blacks react to DuPree’s nomination for governor (WLOX, 8/24/11)
Mississippi SoS holding public hearings, including ‘Personhood’ amendment (Y’all Politics, 8/24/11)
GOP blasts DuPree minutes after win (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 8/24/11)
DuPree win historic (Hattiesburg American, 8/24/11)
DuPree wins historic Mississippi nomination (CBS News, 8/24/11)
Mississippi Dems make history, vote for first black gubernatorial nominee (The State Column, 8/24/11)
In Mississippi, DuPree wins runoff – campaign moves on (Politic365, 8/24/11)
Political rhetoric heats up once votes are counted (WLOX, 8/24/11)
DuPree defeats Luckett in MS gubernatorial primary runoff (Memphis Business Journal,8/24/11)
DuPree wins Democratic gubernatorial nomination (Hattiesburg American, 8/24/11)
RGA statement on Mississippi runoff election (Y’all Politics, 8/23/11)
Opinion: Absentee ballot abuse more of a threat than voter ID (Jackson Clarion Ledger,8/23/11)
Today is primary runoff day (Majority in MS, 8/23/11)
The field is finally set (Y’all Politics, 8/23/11)
Elections: The ballot is set for Nov. 8 (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 8/23/11)
Johnny DuPree wins MS Democratic gubernatorial runoff (Mississippi Press, 8/23/11)
MS voters pick Dupree as Democratic nominee (Reuters, 8/23/11)
Mississippi voters to pick Democratic governor nominee (Reuters, 8/23/11)
DuPree, Fitch win runoffs; several new faces in coast districts (WLOX, 8/23/11)
DuPree & Fitch win nominations (Majority in MS, 8/23/11)
DuPree grabs early lead in Democratic governor runoff (Hattiesburg American, 8/23/11)
State moves forward with health care exchange (Majority in MS, 8/22/11)
Bryant talks campaign, Legislature, budget and more (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 8/22/11)
Another point on Northeast Mississippi (Majority in MS, 8/22/11)
Opinion: Absentee ballots – reform is needed (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 8/22/11)
MS gubernatorial race: Democratic runoff Tuesday (National Journal, 8/22/11)
DuPree: ‘I’m the only candidate who has worked in every branch of government’ (The Dispatch,8/21/11)
Luckett: ‘I love this state and want to make it better’ (The Dispatch, 8/21/11)
DuPree, Luckett tout backgrounds (Sun Herald, 8/21/11)
Runoffs return voters to polls (Hattiesburg American, 8/20/11)
Luckett concentrating on NEMS (Majority in MS, 8/20/11)
DuPree, Luckett seek Dem nomination for MS governor (Houston Chronicle, 8/20/11)
Perry-Barbour ticket? (Sun Herald, 8/19/11)
Politics of PERS could be problem for GOP (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 8/19/11)
Haley Barbour warns: Rick Perry will be nitpicked (Politico, 8/19/11)
Barbour supporters begin movement toward Perry (Daily Caller, 8/19/11)
Barbour: Candidates from the South should expect media nitpicking (The Hill, 8/19/11)
GOP grows stronger (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 8/19/11)
Rick Perry presidential campaign getting support from Haley Barbour’s network (Roll Call,8/18/11)
Luckett’s Revitalizing Rural Mississippi Plan: Initiative for rural infrastructure systems(Y’all Politics, 8/18/11)
The sales tax increase of 1992 comes full circle (Majority in MS, 8/17/11)
Luckett continues his attack on … Bryant? (Y’all Politics, 8/17/11)
Mississippi to hold historic black-white runoff (Southern Political Report, 8/17/11)
Luckett campaigning in North Mississippi (Majority in MS, 8/16/11)
Luckett outspends DuPree in runoff (Natchez Democrat, 8/16/11)
Desoto: Still bright red but Dems hoping for changes (Majority in MS, 8/15/11)
Opinion: State’s eminent domain law already protects property owners (Sun Herald,8/14/11)
Opinion: Democrats have reason to worry about voting numbers (Mobile Press-Register,8/14/11)
Luckett slams Bryant, DuPree runs on own record (Sun Herald, 8/9/11)
Redistricting and elections (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 8/8/11)
Opinion: Education a priority for voters (Hattiesburg American, 8/8/11)
The better Democrat for November? (Majority in MS, 8/8/11)
Swing toward GOP gaining speed (Sun Herald, 8/8/11)
Mississippi Democrats’ continuing woes (National Journal, 8/8/11)
Analysis: Dems’ turnout slips since ‘07 primary (Sun Herald, 8/8/11)
Bryant, Reeves, Luckett were the big winners on election night (Mississippi Press, 8/8/11)
For Republicans: A divided Coast handicapped Dennis, Hewes (Sun Herald, 8/6/11)
Opinion: Reeves, Luckett were the primary’s biggest winners (Picayune Item, 8/6/11)
DuPree, Luckett face Democratic primary runoff Aug 23 (Sun Herald, 8/6/11)
Opinion: Election ‘11: Runoffs yet to come (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 8/5/11)
Democrats now have the focus in runoff (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 8/5/11)
Bryant won everywhere but the Coast (Majority in MS, 8/5/11)
Looking at the DuPree-Luckett vote (Majority in MS, 8/5/11)
Primary turnout still driven by local contests (Majority in MS, 8/4/11)
Looking at past Democratic performances (Majority in MS, 8/4/11)
William Compton and Guy Dale Shaw endorse Johnny DuPree in Democratic primary runoff (Y’all Politics, 8/4/11)
Run-off slated for Aug. 23 (DeSoto Times Tribune, 8/4/11)
Bryant candidate to beat for governor (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 8/3/11)
Landslide victory for Lt. Gov Phil Bryant in primaries (MPB, 8/3/11)
MS Lt. Governor may succeed his boss (Stateline, 8/3/11)
Statewide recap: Bryant runs away with it (Majority in MS, 8/3/11)
Runoff candidates start all over (WLOX, 8/3/11)
Holliday defeated in bid for top job (Picayune Item, 8/3/11)
Candidates ramp up for 2 Miss. statewide runoffs (WJTV, 8/3/11)
Johnny DuPree is ready for the runoff (WDAM, 8/3/11)
Dennis second in Mississippi GOP primary (Atmore Advance, 8/3/11)
DuPree makes history (Hattiesburg American, 8/3/11)
Post election notes and analysis (Y’all Politics, 8/3/11)
Bryant wins GOP Mississippi governor primary (Washington Post, 8/3/11)
Bryant Wins; Dems in runoff; Reeves win Lt. Gov primary (Sun Herald, 8/3/11)
Bryant wins GOP nomination in Mississippi; Dems headed for runoff (National Journal,8/3/11)
Bryant wins GOP primary for gov; Miss. Dems face runoff (Southern Political Report, 8/3/11)
Mississippi primaries produce major upset (Memphis Business Journal, 8/3/11)
Five thoughts from last night (Majority in MS, 8/3/11)
DuPree heads to runoff with Luckett (Hattiesburg American, 8/3/11)
Legislative results: A big shock in DeSoto (Majority in MS, 8/3/11)
Bryant wins GOP primary, Dems look to runoff (Politico, 8/2/11)
DuPree hopeful in Mississippi gubernatorial primary (Politic365, 8/2/11)
Election blog: All that’s left is the signs (Sun Herald, 8/2/11)
Holliday wrapping up campaign (Picayune Item, 8/2/11)
MS voters narrowing list of governor candidates (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 8/2/11)
Massey scores big upset in GOP state senate primary (DeSoto Times Tribune, 8/2/11)
Phil Bryant election day schedule (Y’all Politics, 8/2/11)
Predictions for the 2011 primaries (Y’all Politics, 8/2/11)
Mississippi holding Democratic and GOP primaries (Sun Herald, 8/2/11)
Gubernatorial candidate Dave Dennis upbeat on election day (WLOX, 8/2/11)
GOP and Democratic Primary vote totals (Majority in MS, 8/1/11)
Election official expects large turnout for Tuesday’s statewide primary (Mississippi Press,8/1/11)
JULY 2011
Barbour’s mug dots GOP primary ads (Hattiesburg American, 7/31/11)
Commentary: Voters get to provide the answers (Y’all Politics, 7/31/11)
Editorial: Do the right thing; vote in Tuesday’s primary (Mississippi Press, 7/31/11)
High turnout expected for primary election (Hattiesburg American, 7/31/11)
Lesser-known MS guber candidates offer platforms (Laurel Leader-Call, 7/30/11)
Pundits, polls and predictions aside, governor’s race still in play (Sun Herald, 7/30/11)
Gubernatorial candidate DuPree on the coast (WLOX, 7/30/11)
Tuesday primaries to whittle list of Mississippi candidates (Jackson Clarion Ledger,7/30/11)
The gubernatorial candidates (Sun Herald, 7/30/11)
From deputy to Lt. Gov.,  Bryant says service is career (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 7/30/11)
Candidates keep pressing (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 7/30/11)
Gov candidate profile: Dave Dennis (The Dispatch, 7/29/11)
Candidates share platforms (Hattiesburg American, 7/29/11)
Predictions for the 2011 primaries (Y’all Politics, 7/29/11)
Endorsement: Bryant, Dupree best (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 7/29/11)
Video: Bill Luckett, candidate for governor (WJTV, 7/29/11)
Neshoba County flavor (WLBT, 7/28/11)
Candidates draw crowds to Founder’s Square (Sun Herald, 7/28/11)
Dennis runs for gov. on business savvy (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 7/28/11)
Gubernatorial foes stick to script (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 7/28/11)
Barbour delivers final Neshoba speech as governor (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 7/28/11)
Barbour ready for private sector (Jackson Clarion Ledger, 7/28/11)
Thursday observations from Neshoba (Majority in MS, 7/28/11)
Republican candidates for governor hit the stage (WLBT, 7/28/11)
Bryant stops in DeSoto County (Commercial Appeal, 7/27/11)
Endorsement: Dave Dennis for Governor (Neshoba Democrat, 7/27/11)
Observations from Wednesday at Neshoba (Majority in MS, 7/27/11)
Dennis running governor’s race on business background (Hattiesburg American, 7/27/11)
Editorial: A lesson in political geography (Mississippi Press, 7/27/11)

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