Thursday, January 31, 2008
Commercial Dispatch - Candidate promotes local initiatives - Bringing a conference center to Mississippi State University and improving the commercial air service to the Golden Triangle are two local initiatives Gregg Harper, a Republican from Pearl and a candidate for the 3rd Congressional District, wants to bring to this corner of Mississippi, if he's elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. “The red-meat issue - it's immigration,” said Harper when asked what were some of the top concerns for the voters in the 3rd District. “Everywhere we go, people want to discuss immigration. It's an emotional issue and people are fed up.” Harper also wants to raise awareness of families - like his own - which have a child with “special needs.” Harper's 18-year-old son Livingston has Fragile X Syndrome, a genetic condition that affects development and learning. “We're going to be very committed and sensitive to those families with special needs,” Harper told the group. “We need to help those families reach their maximum potential. And we need to love them.”
Starkville Daily News - Ross pursues GOP nod for U.S. House seat - Former State Sen. Charlie Ross a Brandon resident who grew up in Eupora, says he has “close and deep ties to Starkville,” where a number of relatives have attended Mississippi State University. “I love Mississippi and I want to give back. I believe it’s important that Mississippi have a congressman who can hit the ground running. My legislative experience and record indicates I can do that.” • MSU. Ross intends to be a “strong advocate” for the university, noting the importance of maintaining its research money and that it has shown itself as “an important catalyst for economic development” with its work with the Nissan plant in Canton. He also said that MSU has been a leader in baseball and basketball, but “their football program has demonstrated to the nation that you can build an excellent Division I program with integrity and honor. The credit goes not only to Coach (Sylvester) Croom but also the institution for standing by him and giving him time to grow the program properly.”
Our campaign has been working hard to develop a strong grassroots organization over the past few months. John, Laura, and groups of our volunteers have been going door-to-door in neighborhoods in the District, contacting Republican voters and letting them know why John is the best candidate in this Third District Primary. Thank you so much to those of you who have helped and constantly support the campaign!
We will continue grassroots campaigning this Saturday in Madison, Rankin, Hinds, Lauderdale and Oktibbeha counties. To be successful in our grassroots campaign, we need volunteers like you to be involved.
The following locations are where we will meet. If you have any questions, need yard signs or anything else, please contact our volunteer coordinator: email@example.com or 601-421-0687.
Brookshires off of HWY 25 at 10:00am
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org – 601-421-0687
Dumont Plaza (across from the Riley Center)
Contact: Jamie Peavy – (662) 549-7258
Madison Wal-Mart parking lot
Contact: email@example.com – 601-421-0687
Parking lot of the shopping center next to Oby’s on Academy Road
Contact: Lee Weiskopf – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support.
Rounsaville for Congress Volunteer Team
John Rounsaville for Congress
P.O. Box 2473
Jackson, MS 39207
Paid for by John Rounsaville for Congress
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Here are some contributions made by David and his wife Jill.
David 1.20.01 - National Republican Congressional Committee - $300
David 10.24.02 - Chip Pickering - $250
David 4.24.03 - Haley Barbour - $5000
David 10.3.03 - Ronnie Musgrove - $1000
David 3.2.04 - Mississippi Republican Party - $1000
David 5.18.04 - George W. Bush - $250
David 2.16.06 - Mississippi Republican Party - $5000
Jill 5.16.06 - Chip Pickering - $250
Jill 9.6.07 - Rudy Giuliani - $2300
This shows David and Jill Landrum have contributed several thousand dollars to Republicans. But consider the question his opponents will pose to Republican Primary voters, "If you have always given and continue to give to Republican candidates, what was so good about Ronnie Musgrove or so bad about Haley Barbour that on that one time, one month before the election, when Charlie Ross and Gregg Harper and John Rounsaville were all working every day to elect Haley Barbour, that you decided to give $1000 in support of Democrat Ronnie Musgrove?"
There was a poll in the field asking to what degree such support (giving $1000 to Musgrove) would impact the voter's view of a candidate in this race. Landrum has now released some polling information (it says he and Ross have the most exposure so far)so many suggest it was his poll testing the question and preparing for attacks on the issue.
With Ronnie Musgrove back as an opponent to Senator Roger Wicker, this issue could gain impact.
(*I must admit I was pointed towards this by an email and anyone wanting to point me at other issues may do so at annellissimmons at gmail dot com.)
HatTip to CottonMouth for David Landrum's new ad: "The Liberals Are Coming And They Want Your Money"
Laura and I just returned home after walking door to door with volunteers in Madison County. Despite the weather, it was a great opportunity to talk with voters and share our message of experienced conservative leadership. We're now getting ready to leave for Tylertown, where we'll attend the Walthall County Chamber of Commerce banquet.
This is the end of another fast-paced and exciting week on the campaign trail. We began on Monday afternoon by addressing the Hinds County Republican Women. I spoke with them about the qualities that set me apart, like experience accomplishing Mississippi's goals on Capitol Hill and the issues that are critical to our country's future, such as growing the economy, creating jobs, and strengthening our military.
Monday evening I spoke with the Hinds County Republican Executive Committee and watched the Governor's State of the State Address with them. It was a great opportunity to reflect on how far our state has come over the last four years and the importance of electing leaders who can continue moving Mississippi and the country forward. We then drove down to Mendenhall where I spoke with the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. I talked with them about the importance of reducing wasteful government spending and supporting fiscally responsible budgets.
Tuesday took the campaign to southwest Mississippi. I had the chance to stop in Liberty, Centreville and Woodville before attending a Meet and Greet with voters in McComb. At each stop, we talked about the importance of having a Congressman with solid conservative values and an understanding of how to work with local communities on their priorities like attracting jobs, improving education, and making quality health care more accessible and affordable.
Later in the week we traveled to east Mississippi and campaigned in Decatur, Union, and Meridian. I've spent the past decade working with leaders in East Mississippi while on the staffs of Congressman Pickering and Governor Barbour, and each time I visit there, I enjoy seeing so many friends. I also had the opportunity to attend the Mississippi Lumber Manufacturers Winter Meeting in Philadelphia on Friday, where I had the chance to talk with those attending about the importance of the lumber and forestry industries to Mississippi's economy.
Our campaign received good news on Friday, when the Mississippi State University's Stennis Institute announced that it would be holding four debates throughout the district. As you may remember, I wrote to the Stennis Institute in December asking them to schedule debates so that all voters would have a chance to hear from the candidates directly and learn where each of us stands on important issues. The decision to hold debates was good news not just for our campaign, but for all voters in the Third Congressional District.
Thank you for your continued support and generosity. Laura and I look forward to seeing all of you soon.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
What: Congressional Candidates Constitutional Forum
When: Saturday, February 9; 3-5 PM
Where: 2860 Hwy. 49, Mendenhall
What: A candidates forum sponsored by the Lawrence County Republican Party
When: Thursday, February 28; 6:30-8:30 PM
Where: The Lawrence County Civic Center in Monticello
The candidates will be available to the media by 6:00 PM. All eight Republicans are scheduled to be there. The media is invited.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 7 P.M., SUMMIT (Fine Arts Building Auditorium at Southwest MS Community College, 1020 Lakeside Drive, Summit 39666)
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 7 P.M., RANKIN COUNTY (Venue not confirmed)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 7 P.M., MERIDIAN (on campus of
MONDAY, MARCH 3, 7 P.M., STARKVILLE, MS (on campus of MSU)
I did want to take time out of my schedule to give you a quick update on what we did this week. The staff has worked very hard to place campaign signs in our communities and neighborhoods. If you would like to put a sign for your business or home, please contact the campaign headquarters at 601-362-7677 or by email at email@example.com, and we will gladly accommodate your request.
We visited with folks at the Simpson County Republican Executive Meeting, the Hinds County Republican Women's Club, and the Madison County Teenage Republican Meeting. We had a wonderful fundraiser hosted by Charles and Cherri Porter at their Reservoir home. I also spent time in Washington D.C. meeting with various organizations in order to help spread my message. Today, I am visiting supporters in Natchez. We are putting many miles on the road!
While on the campaign trail, a concern that I am constantly hearing is the status of our economy. This is an issue that impacts us. I would like to commend the U.S. Congress for reaching a tentative compromise on tax rebates. This will help stimulate the economy, which is a necessity. I believe it would be bad policy for the Democrats to repeal the tax cuts that were put in place by President Bush. These tax cuts have been successful. It would be a mistake to do away with them.
Another way to improve the economy is for government to live within its means. We cannot continue the policy of spending more money than we collect. While serving in the Mississippi Senate, I helped to balance the state budget. I have done it before, and I will do it again when I get to Washington. The Third Congressional District needs a fiscal conservative who can help solve the economic problems that we are encountering, and I am that person.
The election is nearly six weeks away. During the March 11 primary, many schools will be on Spring Break. If you are going to be out of town, I recommend you vote via absentee ballot. This coming Monday, absentee ballots should be available. State law requires these ballots be available 45 days prior to the election. For more information, contact your local circuit clerk. If you or a family member are not yet registered to vote, you can download the voter registration form online by clicking here.
Please continue to talk about my campaign to your friends and neighbors, and as always, if you need any campaign literature, contact the campaign headquarters.
Hope to see you soon,
We hope everyone has had a great week!
This has been another busy week for the campaign. We had a successful fundraiser in Madison on Tuesday night and we will be having another fundraiser tonight from 6:00-8:00 at the Mounger home.
We hope that you can be with us for our meeting tomorrow. Everyone is invited! Please respond to this email if you will be able to be with us.
District-wide Campaign Organization and Strategy Meeting
This Friday, January 25th - 2pm to 3pm
Baker Donelson Law Firm
4268 I-55 North, Meadowbrook Office Park, Jackson, Mississippi 39211
Tomorrow, January 25th at 6pm, we will have a meet-and-greet. The event is being orchestrated by James Wilson, owner of Wilson's Termite and Environmental Services. Mr. Wilson's office is on the opposite side of Government Street from the Rankin County Justice Center in Brandon. Mr. Wilson will be cooking his famous red beans and rice for everyone. Donations would be appreciated. Attire is casual. Please respond to this email if you would like to be with us, or have questions.
Lastly, we will be going door-to-door again this Saturday the 26th in Rankin County. We have had three very successful weekends of door-to-door campaigning. Everyone who has been involved in the door-to-door campaigning has worked very hard and we have covered a lot of ground. We hope that this Saturday will be our biggest day yet. We will meet at 9:30am at the campaign office. As usual, donuts and lunch will be provided by the campaign. If you need directions to the campaign office, or have other questions, please respond to this email.
On behalf of Gregg, thank you for your continued support!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Meanwhile, James Braodwater has asked AFA to host a Values Voters Debate.
In an email to the American Family Association in Tupelo, Broadwater asks them "to host a Mississippi Values Voters Debate, patterned after the one held recently for the presidential candidates." The email reads, "Good morning. My name is James Broadwater and I am a Republican candidate for the Third Congressional District in Mississippi seat that Rep. Chip Pickering is vacating. I'm asking that you host a values voters debate which would be modeled after the one which was held recently for the presidential candidates.I would appreciate a quick reply to my inquiry. Blessings, James Broadwater".
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2008
BROADWATER SUPPORTS PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS
In a statement today, Third Congressional District Republican candidate James Broadwater said, "There are 200 million persecuted Christians around the world today, and they are being tortured, brutalized, permanently maimed, and murdered. Thomas Paine said, 'The Reformation was preceded by the discovery of America, as if the Almighty graciously meant to open a sanctuary to the persecuted in future years, when home should afford neither friendship nor safety.' This is a Christian nation. We need to bring them here."
JAMES BROADWATER, REPUBLICAN FOR CONGRESS
P.O. BOX 320721
FLOWOOD, MS 39232
601-896-4933 (cell) | http://www.jamesbroadwater.com
Paid for by Friends of James Broadwater
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
January 18, 2008
BROADWATER BELIEVES HE HAS AN ADVANTAGE IN AVOIDING THE PITFALLS OF WASHINGTON
James Broadwater has issued a statement in light of the recent scandals in Washington, such as the ones regarding U.S. Senators David Vitter and Larry Craig, and the open homosexuality of U.S. Representative Barney Frank, a Democrat, which is largely ignored by the Democrat Party and their media partners.
"I heard David Vitter speak once when he was still a U.S. Representative, before he got into the U.S. Senate," Broadwater said today, "and I remember him saying that he was paying more for a small studio apartment in Washington, D.C. than he had ever paid in rent for any place in his life. I realized that there was no way that he and his entire family could have been in a studio apartment, and I understood that he must have been his time in Washington, D.C. alone - away from the comforts of family and home. I realized that it's probably true that most of the other members must be in the same situation. I also know that the officials who we elect to represent us face strong efforts from both inside and outside of our country to influence the legislative process - people try to bribe, bully, or blackmail them into doing things that are bad for our country and our people. The bribes include money, sex, trips - a lot of things. The bullying includes threats to the elected official and / or his family.
"I am very blessed in that I have a wife and son who will come to Washington, D.C. with me if I am elected. We will be living together, and they will visit me in my office often. They'll probably even be helping out with the work at times.
"Another big plus is that we home school, which gives us the freedom to educate our son anywhere we happen to be. We can literally take off and live in Washington for most of the year without any problem whatsoever. Instead of the hassle of having to change schools, it's just part of a big adventure for us.
"My family will be close by. I'll be with my own wife every night, and that really helps take care of one kind of temptation. We'll be together, which adds to our security and helps alleviate any threats to the safety and well-being of my family. It's so much better than if they were in Mississippi and I was in Washington most of the year and I had to wonder whether they were all right, and I had to wonder how they were doing without their husband and daddy, or wonder what I was missing out on and what they were missing out on by not having me there. I am thankful to God that I have a family who will be coming to Washington with me if I'm elected. They will be making it that much easier for me to do my job to the best of my ability, with God's help."
Broadwater for Congress
P.O. Box 320721 | Flowood, MS 39232
601-896-4933 (C) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Gregg Harper County Chairs, County Volunteers, Supporters, Teenage Republicans and Executive Committee!
With only a little over seven weeks left in this important Congressional race, Gregg has asked me to let all of you know about what will certainly be THE MOST IMPORTANT MEETING of this CAMPAIGN, THIS FRIDAY, January 25th in Jackson!
With Gregg's name ID and grassroots support growing everyday, we are extremely excited and are asking all of you to make a special effort to attend this crucial meeting! Here are the particulars:
DATE, TIME AND PLACE
District-wide Campaign Organization and Strategy Meeting
This Friday, January 25th - 2 pm to 3 pm
Baker Donelson Law Firm
4268 I-55 North, Meadowbrook Office Park, Jackson, Mississippi 39211
Heading north on I-55, take the Meadowbrook Road exit
Stay straight and go onto Frontage Road
Watch for the Meadowbrook Office Park and 4268 I-55 North
The Harper Campaign Office telephone is: 601.420.2211
Deputy Campaign Manager, Evan Gardner's cell phone 601-622-7954
Among other important issues:
We will introduce you to Gregg's team from all over the district.
We will bring everyone up to date on the campaign.
We will discuss these final seven weeks.
We want to hear from you, what you need in your county, your questions, and your ideas.
We will also hear from Gregg.
WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO
Please attend this meeting if at all possible!
Please email email@example.com and let us know if you are attending so that we can have plenty of refreshments.
Bring your ideas and input!
Bring someone with you who wants to work to elect Gregg to Congress!
Please arrive by 1:45 pm on Friday.
Thanks, everyone. Don't forget to check Gregg's website at www.greggharperforcongress.com. Here you can view Gregg's latest television commercial and the issues that Gregg is talking about in his campaign for Congress.
To volunteer to help Gregg in his campaign for Congress, go to: http://www.greggharperforcongress.com/contact.html
To make an online donation to Gregg's campaign, go to: https://www.campaigncontribution.com/version6e/process/info.asp?id=FB141CB7-3165-47D8-B4DF-C2E40B54846E
We hope to see you on Friday! Call us at 601-420-2211 if you have any questions.
Michael J. Cravens, Campaign Director
Gregg Harper for Congress
3 County Place
Pearl, Mississippi 39208
Monday, January 21, 2008
This was an exciting week to be a Mississippian, as we saw the Inauguration of Governor Haley Barbour’s second term. Our state has come a long way over the past four years thanks to Governor Barbour’s strong and decisive leadership.
We have erased a $700 million budget deficit left by the Musgrove administration and rebuilt the rainy day fund, improved workforce training to attract jobs and passed meaningful tort reform. We also rebounded from the worst natural disaster in our nation’s history and got to work on rebuilding our Gulf Coast bigger and better than ever. It was an honor for me to serve the people of Mississippi as Governor Barbour’s Policy Advisor during his first term, and I am very proud of these accomplishments.
Following the Governor’s Inauguration, our campaign continued its fast paced schedule with events all over the district. On Wednesday, I was honored by the Mississippi Business Journal as one of our state’s “Top 40 under 40” leading business professionals. Later, I had the opportunity to stop by the Mississippi Association of Supervisors Winter Conference to visit. Over the past decade, I have worked with many of these supervisors on economic development, infrastructure improvements, and other projects that are important to their counties, so it was a great opportunity to see them again to talk about their communities.
We spent Thursday morning in Meridian where I spoke to the Lauderdale County Republican Women about our campaign and the issues that will face our next Congressman. We then campaigned our way through Southwest Mississippi and on to McComb for an opportunity to visit with the Republican executive committees of Amite, Pike, Walthall, and Lincoln counties.
The groups involved in these visits all stressed to me that the issues most important to them are immigration, economic development, and lowering the tax burden on hardworking Mississippians – all issues that I want to help address in Washington. On Friday, we were back to Meridian where we visited with more constituents and ended the day with a radio interview.
On Saturday, we traveled all over the district to meet with volunteers and deliver our yard signs. In just one day, we delivered more than 1,400 signs. If you would like a sign, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will deliver one to you.
We’ve had a great week on the campaign trail, and I continue to enjoy visiting with voters all over our district. Please stay in touch and let me know about events in your communities.
Thank you for your continued support.
On Wednesday, we received some very exciting news. The Home Builders Association of Mississippi endorsed our campaign. I am thrilled to receive the support from this group. Home builders are an integral part of our local economy. Just last year, they were responsible for over 36,000 jobs in Mississippi. Construction is a very large part of local economic development. Home builders are an important part of our state, and I am grateful for their support.
The Castle Doctrine, which I led the charge for in the Senate, allows Mississippi home owners to protect and defend their property. As a gun owner, I firmly believe in the personal rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment. As your Congressman, I will protect the rights' of gun owners. I am very proud of the Caste Doctrine legislation and will continue to be an advocate for gun owners when I represent you in Washington.
This past week, we made campaign stops in Lake, Philadelphia, Meridian, Ridgeland, and Newton. We also attended events at the Mississippi Coroner-Medical Examiner Association's Winter Conference, the Mississippi Association of Supervisors Mid- Winter Meeting, the Mississippi Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 Luncheon, the Madison County Republican Executive Meeting, and the Ridgeland Chamber Annual Banquet. I would like to thank all of these groups for allowing me the opportunity to visit with them. We received an overwhelmingly positive response while on the campaign trail. One of the best parts of campaigning is meeting the great people of Mississippi.
We need your help. If you have not already done so, please consider making a financial contribution. Even more importantly, please talk to your friends and neighbors. If you need a yard sign or literature, please contact the campaign office, and we will see that whatever you need is delivered.
Hope to see you soon,
Friday, January 18, 2008
Miss State Reflector - Landrum begins race for U.S. Congress - Neil Forbes, Landrum's campaign manager, said Landrum is running as a businessman. He is not a politician, lawyer or bureaucrat, and he believes common business principles should be installed in Washington. One of Landrum's biggest focuses is going to be economic development, which will create more job opportunities in the state for those graduating, Forbes said. "He's a veteran and strongly supports the military," he said. "He thinks the budget should be increased so our soldiers are the best-equipped in the world to fight the war on terror. He's served on education boards at Mississippi College and Southern [and] he understands the value of higher education."
Dylan Bradshaw, a public policy and administration graduate student, is working on Landrum's campaign. He said that Landrum has a great team working behind him. This weekend, Bradshaw will be heading up a group of volunteers to campaign for Landrum in the Starkville area. He said the campaigning is just getting started with campaigning, but he expects it to get more intense as primaries get closer. "The main reason I'm working on his campaign is because he took the time to sit down with me and talk to me on a personal level," Bradshaw said. Landrum plans to visit MSU and speak to some student organizations including College Republicans and the Stennis-Montgomery Association, Bradshaw said.
Stuart Saulters, senior civil engineering major, has had the opportunity to meet Landrum. "Landrum is a nice guy and a very successful businessman and that success shows that he knows how to manage people and conquer problematic situations," Saulters said. "However, there are some other candidates who are much more experienced, politically." Saulters said that when determining who he will vote for he will be looking at the amount of political experience each candidate has had. "I believe that experience is vital since the elected candidate will be working with other politicians and will be exposed to the larger world of politics in our nation's capital," he said.
He has up door handouts from Harper and Landrum and Rounsaville - Door Hangers For Harper, Rounsaville and Landrum Campaigns
He also has Landrum's new commercial up along with Harper's - Republicans Promise To Kick Out The Immigrants...
The new Landrum commercial is on Youtube.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Jere Nash: "There is a reason voters are jaded about most of the ads political candidates run on television. Take the latest ad by Third District Congressional Candidate Greg Harper. It is all about Harper being "tough on immigration" and includes these promises by the candidate: "secure the borders, enforce existing laws, oppose amnesty, and oppose taxpayer benefits for illegal aliens." It is very easy and painless for a candidate to make these kinds of promises. And voters know this. What voters want to know is: "Mr. Landrum, how will you accomplish all of what you are promising?" Beginning in 2001 and ending in 2006, Republicans controlled both houses of Congress and the White House. And, yet, for six full years, they couldn't accomplish what Harper is now proposing he can accomplish alone. Voters know the federal government has failed to adequately enforce immigration laws. They want to know how candidates for Congress are going to fix that problem."
UPDATE: TAGGART RESPONDS FOR HARPER
Andy Taggart: "I have previously disclosed that Gregg Harper was a college classmate and remains a close personal friend of mine. I have also disclosed that I am supporting him in his race for Congress. To that end, my wife and I and several other couples are hosting a reception for him in our home this coming Tuesday night. Y'all come. Now, having offered full disclosure, I need to offer a brief observation in response to Jere's punching on my guy. How can any candidate ever fairly be criticized for saying that the laws of the United States ought to be obeyed and enforced? That's the sort of stuff we learned pretty early on, no matter where we grew up. And how can any fair criticism be based on the fact that the law has not been enforced in the past? Good gracious, I think Harper's pretty good, but he's not good enough to make the federal government do his job when he's not even up there yet. And finally, how can any candidate really be criticized for saying that he wants to see changes made in the way things are now being done? Isn't that exactly why any concerned citizen is willing to sacrifice his professional time, his family time and his privacy and offer for public office? Gregg Harper, along with other candidates who are willing to undergo the rigors of a campaign for Congress, is a patriot. Some might disagree with his politics or his tactics. None may legitimately question his motivations."
Jere Nash: "Let the record show that I was not questionning Gregg Harper's motivations. I was questionning his choice of media consultants. There have been plenty of candidates who have been motivated to run for all the right reasons who have put sorry commercials on the television."
Jackson Northside Sun - Project under development on site of Livingston community - AT A CROSSROADS between Flora and Canton, little proof remains a town existed there. But on Livingston Church Road, just southwest of where two state highways intersect, century-old cypress trees and sunken roads provide hints of what used to be. This place was - and still is - called Livingston. From 1828 until 1833, it was the seat of Madison County. Two years later, the town earned some fame when slaves and others were tortured and hanged there as fear of an abolitionist uprising spread across west Mississippi.
The first phase of a residential development just south of the original town site is well under way, and the new old Livingston is expected to be rebuilt within the next 18 months. “The whole idea is to preserve history,” Kathy Hill, director of development for David Landrum, said.
A new road winds through a portion of what will eventually be the residential Chestnut Hill, part of Landrum’s 450-acre project. Landrum’s father built a similar town in Jones County.
Livingston will host festivals, Hill said, and the general store will have gas pumps. The chapel will be used for weddings and meetings. One floor of the courthouse will be used for parties, banquets and meetings, and the other floor will house offices. The rest of the building will be a museum of life in 19th-century Livingston. “Eventually, we’ll have retail shops, but we’re not in any hurry.” The smallest lots in Chestnut Hill are two acres, and the largest are over 50 acres. They cost from $240,000 to $525,000, Hill said.
ROSS ENDORSED BY HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION FOR THE THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
On Wednesday, the Mississippi Home Builders Association formally endorsed Charlie Ross for his Third Congressional District campaign.
"Home builders are an integral part of our Mississippi economy. Home construction is a critical element in local economic development. Home builders are responsible for 36,000 jobs in the state. Buying a home can be the biggest investment most Mississippians make," Ross said. "I am proud to be endorsed by the group that is responsible for making the dream of homeownership possible for so many Mississippians. I am committed to doing everything I can to create an environment where Mississippians of all walks of life will be able to realize the dream of home ownership. The home builders are building a better Mississippi, and I am excited to be a part of it!"
The Home Builders Association of Mississippi represents over 4,000 member firms and is committed to "Building a Better Mississippi".
Home Builders' President Andy Davis of Tupelo made the announcement on behalf of the association. "We believe Charlie is running for the right reasons. He wants to make a difference for Mississippians. Charlie wants to create jobs and keep Mississippians working, which means better opportunities for the American Dream," Davis said.
To view the Home Builders' press release, click here.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
While David is out campaigning throughout the district, he asked me to send you an email updating you on all of our campaign activities. So, each week, I will be sending you updates so you know where David and Jill have been, where they will be campaigning, and how you can get involved.
I would like to first thank all the supporters who joined us this Saturday and went door-to-door for David throughout Rankin, Madison, and Northeast Jackson. With your help, we were able to deliver over 15,000 door hangers. The door hangers were primarily about David's support for our military and our veterans.
Below, you will see a picture of some of our volunteers in Rankin County. Although everyone would not fit in the picture, we had over 100 volunteers between our Madison and Rankin offices.
I also wanted to let you know about our upcoming door-to-door efforts. This coming Saturday, January 19th, we will be handing out door hangers again in Madison County, Meridian, and Starkville. I have included the David Landrum for Congress Campaign contacts and locations below so you can help us cover the entire district.
If you have not already done so, please go to our David Landrum for Congress website by clicking HERE and sign up to volunteer, get your yard signs, or to get your bumper stickers. On our website, you can also see our newest commercials, see the latest news about the campaign, and contribute.
Over the past months, David and Jill have traveled to nearly every county in the district. They have campaiged all the way from Natchez to Meridian to Starkville. David has visited with coffee clubs, Rotary clubs, and Republican clubs. He and Jill have also visited with Pastors, Mayors, Veterans, Business leaders, and everyone possible throughout the district. The encouragement has been overwhelming.
If you would like to have David and Jill visit your area or if you would like to have a meet and greet, please contact the campaign so we can schedule it right away.
Finally, I wanted to let you know that we have once again started our volunteer nights in our campaign office. The next volunteer night we are going to have is this Thursday, January 17th, at our Madison County office. We will be stamping, stuffing, and sealing a couple of different letters. We will begin around 6:00 PM and will provide food and drinks.
Again, thank you for you help. David and Jill are humbled by the support they have recieved and know that a successful campaign would not be possible without you.
David Landrum for Congress
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17TH
6:00 PM UNTIL 8:30 PM
MADISON COUNTY OFFICE
919 HIGHWAY 51
MADISON, MS 39110
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19TH
9:30 AM UNTIL 4:00 PM
THE PARKING LOT OF A & B COMMUNICATIONS
2900 NORTH HILL STREET
CONTACT: CHRIS MILONE (601) 862-8395
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSTITY
ROOM 325 OF THE COLVARD STUDENT UNION
198 LEE BLVD
CONTACT: STEVEN CARTER (662) 571-6846
DAVID LANDRUM FOR CONGRESS CAMPAIGN OFFICE
919 HIGHWAY 51
CONTACT: CAMILLE BROOME (601) 898-9054
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
The list includes including former state Sen. Charlie Ross, John Rounsaville, former state rural development director for the USDA, financial services businessman David Landrum, former Rankin County GOP chairman Gregg Harper and four additional GOP candidates. The filing period ran from Jan. 2 through Jan. 11. Voters in the 3rd supported President Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign with 65 percent of the vote, more evidence of its strong Republican bent. CQ Politics rates this race as Safe Republican.
The influential anti-tax Club for Growth has already put its stamp on the race, endorsing Ross. The group said they decided to endorse Ross because he represents their “pro-growth” agenda and has defended property rights and supported tax cuts in the legislature. Ross made an unsuccessful run for lieutenant governor last year, which ended in a primary loss, but he spent more than $1.5 million on that race, a demonstration of his financial capabilities in Mississippi. The race also increased his statewide name recognition.
Rounsaville, 33, has his own strong ties to the state’s political establishment. He formerly served as policy adviser to Mississippi Republican Gov. Haley Barbour and prior to that as Pickering’s deputy House chief of staff. Rounsaville fits the mold of the type of candidate Mississippians have a history of electing to office. Pickering was 33 years old at the time of his first House election in 1996 and Republicans Lott and Thad Cochran were 31 and 34 respectively when they won election to the House, prior to their Senate service. Pickering, Lott and newly appointed Sen. Wicker all served as congressional aides prior to their House tenures. Reducing taxes, “winning the war on terror” and securing borders are just some of the conservative positions he’s promoted early on as issues of focus on his campaign Web site
Landrum got an early jump on the race by going up with television ads in December. His third commercial currently airing in the district discusses his faith and conservative values. “I don’t believe the current leadership in Congress represents Mississippi’s values.” Landrum states in the television spot. “I’m going to make sure that our values are not compromised or forgotten.” Past ads have cast him as the Washington outsider in the race, a businessman who can bring something different to Congress and an Army veteran who will work to strengthen the military.
Harper, a lawyer, was one of the first candidates to announce his intention to run following Pickering’s surprise retirement announcement in August 2008. Rankin served as head of the county Republicans in the largest GOP county within the district.
Gregg Harper: "The congressional seat is not anything glamorous. It's a position of service, and it's one of the few offices where you impact people on an individual basis. I don't ever want to run for anything else. This is the only thing I've ever wanted to run for, I just never thought that I would ever get the opportunity. When you look at what Sonny (Montgomery) did for 30 years and Chip for 12, it's a little mind boggling. That's why so many people are going to run ’ everybody realizes this is your one chance at it...While others may have done some stuff within the Republican party, nobody has done what I have done to help good people get elected over many years. And so I do believe that I've worked in the trenches more than anybody else would be able to say...And then there's issues that I feel strongly about that I believe would set me apart, and one is my view on trying to help families with special needs children, because we have one ... I'm not one who believes you should help people who can do things themselves, but there are people that really truly need to be helped, and I think we need to do that... Social Security. I mean we have to protect our seniors, but I do believe that personal retirement accounts as a part of that, for our younger workers, would sure be something that would be important and I do support that...The key thing for this district...is workforce training...Absolutely whoever wins the Republican primary is going to be your next congressman. ...The surge has been working, and it has worked well. I am fully committed to what we're doing in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Middle East...I'm probably a lot more hawkish than a lot of people on that."
Charlie Ross: "I ran for lieutenant governor and obviously I wanted to win that position. But the people of Mississippi are the boss, and I did not win that race. But I think it set me up extremely well for this race because people know me now.
Ross: I think for all Americans right now national defense is a big issue. I am a strong proponent of a strong national defense. You don't get into wars because you're too strong, and you don't lose wars because you're too strong. Usually, the problems arise when you're not strong enough...The other issue that I think is crucial to the 3rd Congressional District is transportation and infrastructure...You need to build a transportation system that accommodates your growth, rather than adjust your growth to the transportation system...[Immigration is] a very important issue to the people of Mississippi. They feel very strongly about it. I do too. I think the first step is to secure the border...and I'm not anti-immigration, I'm anti-illegal immigration. The word illegal means something...And if they're properly documented I have no problem with them being here. But they need to be properly documented so they pay taxes just like every other Mississippian does...The problem has been that there has been too much spending. Now, I blame the Republicans for that. They were in charge when most of that spending was done...The answer is not universal health care, because if you go that way you're going to end up having poor quality...I'm a party man. I believe the Republican party generally has the right idea. I am a conservative. I think the Republican party lost their way a little bit, and they are regaining their bearings, and I hope to be a part of that process...I don't think the public chose the Democrats as much as they just said we want some change and because they weren't pleased with the leadership in Congress as far as budget issues and things like that."
Friday, January 11, 2008
2} Daily Leader - Landrum hopes to succeed Pickering as 3rd Dist. Rep. - "I always tell people - I'm not a lawyer, I'm not a bureaucrat, I'm not a politician," Landrum said during a stop in Brookhaven Tuesday. "I'm running for this seat on a platform of common sense and business leadership, and I feel I can bring something different to the table." During his 28 years with Primerica Financial Services, based in Atlanta, Ga., Landrum helped his employers to open more than 100 locations around the country. Landrum is also no stranger to the political scene, having been a member of Gov. Haley Barbour's 2003 transition team and a recent member of his finance committee. He also served on Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant's steering committee, helping the campaign determine its direction. "If I have 100 vice presidents that I'm responsible for, that's like trying to herd cats," he said. "In order to do it successfully, you have to build a consensus, and that's what I've done for 28 years. Economic development is not a political point to me, it's what I do." Landrum said he plans to use his knowledge of business affairs to try to "renew" the Republican Party. He said he is for making investments and establishing infrastructure, but he wants to make sure the country's leaders spend money on the right things.
3} CottonMouth: Landrum Introduces A Soft Line Of Attack on His Opponents In This Ad
4} Volunteer Activities for Saturday, Jan 12 - The Landrum Campaign will have volunteers going door to door and delivering yard signs in the Metro Area on Saturday, January 12. They will walk from 9:30 to 4:30. Meet at either the Rankin or Madison Offices. Contact Chris Milone at 601.862.8395 or email@example.com for the Rankin area and Camille Broome at 601.989.9054 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
5} Laurel Leader Call - Landrum seeking hometown support
“(Debates) give you a chance see a candidate, warts and all. It creates an opportunity to see how well a candidate will respond to a non-scripted situation,” Wiseman said. This is important for a member of Congress because “you’re under pressure the minute you get up there (Washington),” Wiseman said. With troops committed around the world, representatives make decisions about that and “We depend on our congressional delegation to create advantages for the state of Mississippi; That kind of ability to think on your feet and on the move – You can get a slight indication of that during a debate,” Wiseman said.
Stennis Institute personnel “have demonstrated our ability to understand how these things work and pull them off in a fair and equitable manner,” Wiseman said, noting the debates this year in the gubernatorial and commissioner of agriculture races at the state level.“There are a lot of little details involved. We’ve got folks here at the Stennis Institute that are up to it,” Wiseman said. “... As the major university in the 3rd District, I think Mississippi State has a responsibility through the Stennis Institute to offer itself to reach the entire district as best we can,” he said. Tentative locations for the debates would be the MSU campus in Starkville, the MSU campus in Meridian, a site in the Jackson area and “hopefully” one in Natchez, Wiseman said. Ideally, there would be two debates in January and two in February, he said.
Stennis personnel will get as much preliminary work done as possible, then on Jan. 12, they “will be working to make the final preparations to move ahead with the debate,” Wiseman said.
Our campaign has entered a new phase – we’re now just two months away from Election Day.
We have worked hard over the past few months to build a strong grassroots campaign and reach out to voters throughout the Third Congressional District, and we’re ready for the sprint that lies ahead. On January 2nd, we became the first campaign to qualify for the primary election ballot. Since then, we’ve continued traveling all over the district to meet voters, and most importantly, hear what they have to say. No matter which part of the district we go to, voters are clear that economic development is a top priority for Mississippi. It’s a positive sign that so much attention is focused on economic development. It means that local communities are taking responsibility for their economies and looking for ways to grow and create jobs. Over the last four years, Mississippi has turned a corner. We have changed from a state where companies wouldn’t consider locating, to a state that welcomes businesses and the jobs they bring to our economy.
Throughout my career, I’ve been working for more economic opportunities for the Third District and for Mississippi. As Policy Advisor to Governor Barbour, I worked to develop the workforce training reforms that gave community colleges a greater franchise in training people for jobs in the new economy. These reforms also allowed businesses to have more input on what workforce training programs are needed in our state. Later, as State Director for USDA Rural Development, my mission was to work with counties, municipalities, and businesses across Mississippi on economic development projects.
We’ve made solid progress here in Mississippi, but there remains a great deal to do. And to keep moving forward, we need a Congressman who understands how economic development works and what roles the federal government can play in the process. One of the foundations of economic development is an educated workforce. This starts by making sure students in our elementary and secondary schools are making progress toward goals, and that our education system is held accountable. We need to make sure each child reaches his or her potential. It also includes strengthening our vocational education programs, and offering students who will not attend college the opportunity to learn a trade. Another foundation for communities is having the infrastructure in place to attract new businesses and allow existing businesses to expand.
During my time as an advisor to Congressman Pickering and Governor Barbour, I worked with communities to identify infrastructure needs and to find a funding source for them. And at USDA Rural Development, I helped communities fund other critical infrastructure needs such as hospital expansions, gas and sewer systems, and emergency response resources.
Finally, a Congressman needs to work with local leaders and elected officials in every area of the district to develop and execute economic development plans. Over the past decade, I have worked with economic developers, mayors, supervisors, and community leaders on this type of planning, and I understand how the federal government can assist communities in our district. Voters that I have met have told me they’re looking for someone with actual experience who can get the job done from day one, and not have to rely on staff to learn how Congress works. They have also told me that they want a Congressman who can stay there long enough to build up the seniority that Mississippians have come to expect. With me, voters will not only get a consistent conservative vote, but I have the experience actually working in Congress, and I understand how to deliver for our district.
The next two months will go by quickly, and we need your help to make this campaign a success. Please take a moment to visit our website, www.johnrounsaville.com, and sign up to volunteer or make a contribution. Your support and friendship are greatly appreciated.
Additional coverage by WTOK - Harper Campaigns in Meridian
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Thank you for your support! Jill and I are overwhelmed by the support we have recieved, and we know we could not have come this far without your help. Thank you for introducing us to your friends, family, and co-workers. We have been completely humbled with the response we have recieved since we started this campaign last November.
For over 10 years, Congressman Chip Pickering has been fighting to protect our values in Washington. Mississippi will miss his leadership and his ability to work the our entire Congressional Delegation to protect our Mississippi Values.
Now, on March 11, we must elect a new leader to represent our 3rd Congressional District. I believe my experience as a businessman, in economic development, as a U.S. Army veteran, and my leadership roles in education, community, and faith-based organizations will give me the ability to continue to fight for our values.
This past Monday, I went to the Mississippi Republican Party and officially qualified as a candidate in this race. We then had a press conference at our Rankin County Office where I also discussed my positions on our military and what we need to do to keep America safe.
Here are some news articles about the press conference, if you would like to read them.
Since we only have two months before we vote in the Republican Primary, I want to keep you up to date as we work towards Election Day. Over the next 60 days, we will be sending you updates on our progress, where Jill and I will be campaigning, and let you know of many opportunites to volunteer and get involved.
We can not win this election without your help. We need help stuffing letters, going door-to-door, putting out yard signs, and making phone calls. If you are interested in helping the camapign, please go to our website by clicking HERE.
On our website, you can also view the commercials that we are currently running, the latest news about the campaign, download and print our push card, and print a map of the district.
You can also forward the website to your friends and family so they can read my biography and see where I stand on the issues.
Please continue to visit our website as we will constantly update our issues, events, and news.
I also wanted you to know about our Rankin County Organizational Meeting this Saturday, at 11:30 A.M. We will be meeting at our Rankin County Office located at 5412 Highway 25, Suite C in Brandon. We are located next to the Magnolia Marketplace shopping center. At the meeting, we will be finalizing our Rankin County grassroots organization, handing out pushcards, yard signs, and preparing for volunteer nights. If you would like to attend the meeting, please call our Rankin County Office at (601) 992-9159.
Again, thank you for your support. I look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail.
This past week, the Club for Growth Political Action Committee endorsed our campaign. This organization recognized my eleven years of service in the Mississippi legislature as a champion of economic legislation and decided to make their endorsement now. The Club for Growth is a national organization that believes prosperity and opportunity come through economic freedom. The group shares the same Reagan vision of limited government and lower taxes that I firmly believe in. I am very grateful for the support from this organization. A copy of the endorsement is on my website.
As your Congressman, one of my focuses will be expanding economic development in the district. I believe that workforce training fosters economic development. By giving workers the tools they need to succeed, they can shape their own future. I believe in the old saying, "it is better to teach someone how to fish than to just give them a fish." I will work closely with our community colleges throughout the district to strengthen and expand the training programs they already offer. Having a capable workforce is the key to attracting new, higher-paying jobs to the area.
I have also been very busy on the campaign trail visiting McComb, Brookhaven, Magnolia, Prentiss, Meridian, and Simpson County in the past few days. The responses that I have received have been overwhelmingly positive. We will continue to visit all parts of the district throughout the campaign, and I look forward to the opportunity to meet everyone of you. If there is an event or activity in your town that you would like for me to attend, please contact the campaign office. The phone number is at the bottom of this email.
Until next time,
Surrounded by family and supporters at Republican party headquarters in downtown Jackson, Harper called illegal immigration the 'red meat' issue he will focus on if he is sent to Washington.
'It's very simple,' he said of illegal immigration. 'First, you secure the border. You enforce your existing laws that you have. And I can in no way support amnesty in any shape, form or fashion.' Harper also pledged to help children with special needs."
Hatcher announced his candidacy for the 3rd Congressional District Wednesday at the MSU Riley Center lobby in front of a small crowd of supporters. Though Hatcher has no previous experience working in politics, he does not feel his inexperience is a drawback. 'I'm hoping that somebody who's not really that political can go in there and maybe make a difference,' he said. Hatcher cited law and politics classes he had taken while in college at the University of Alabama as part of the experience that he feels makes him a qualified candidate, and added: 'I've done negotiating and I've also done group building and those kinds of things in my business and also in my personal life.'
Bill Marcy will announce his candidacy today at noon in front of the Lauderdale County courthouse. Marcy, a former police officer and military police platoon sergeant, said he is running because he's 'tired of sitting in the sidelines and watching people do the wrong things for the wrong reasons.' He is for a strong military, limited government, and supports a flat tax.
There are five other candidates for the Republican nomination: former Pickering aide John Rounsaville, of Madison; State Senator Charlie Ross, of Brandon; attorney Gregg Harper, of Madison; businessman David Landrum, of Brandon; and Southern Baptist minister James Broadwater, of Flowood. Rounsaville began his campaign early, while most of the other candidates have only recently begun hitting the campaign trail."
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
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Hey! I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We’re back in the office and getting things going! We have a volunteer opportunity coming up. Here’s the info on it:
Date: Saturday, January 12
Time: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: Madison Office or Rankin Office (whichever is closer for you)
What: We’ll be going door to door and delivering signs. The campaign will be providing lunch from 12-1 and also be paying $50 for the day.
Please contact Chris Milone (601-862-8395) or email@example.com for those of you in the Rankin area or contact me for those of you in Madison. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you!
Madison County Volunteer Coordinator
David Landrum for Congress
P: (866) 944.2008
F: (601) 898.9094
Third district congressional candidate David Landrum, a Republican, released his campaign finance report and announced he had filed qualifying papers with the state GOP at a news conference this morning.
The Madison County businessman raised about $519,000 from the period October 1, 2007, through the end of December. He has about $250,000 cash on hand. Landrum's report did not include the names of contributors or the amounts they had given, though he said he was planning to file that paperwork later this week. The filing deadline for congressional candidates is not until Jan. 31, as required by the Federal Election Commission. Qualifying deadline is Friday and the primaries will be held March 11.
Friday, January 4, 2008
On Landrum's view on that subject, "[Landrum] believes the government should have a lesser role, however, when dealing with problems like fallout from the sub-prime mortgage industry. The main role of Washington in such a situation is to conduct oversight and raise awareness, he believes."
Here is a copy of Landrum's letter to Don Clark of the Federal Trade Commission.
In the letter, Landrum opposed further FTC oversight for the following two reasons:
1) Landrum writes, "The rule does not take into account the fact that large companies such as ours, who are subsidiaries of publicly traded companies (as we are), are both the furthest from the work-at-home schemes you’re attempting to target AND the most impacted by the requirements of this rule. Our company will have the largest disclosures to make because of the sheer size of our parent company and affiliates and the volume of our business (the very things that legitimize our company)."
2) Landrum continues, "This rule does not take into consideration existing rigorous regulatory oversight that Primerica already has. My business is regulated by: the SEC, the NASD, state Insurance departments, state Attorney Generals, the FTC, the FCC, state and federal banking and lending regulators… (the list goes on). Pursuant to NASD and SEC rules, we are audited on a regular basis (at least annually) to ensure we meet corporate and regulatory standards. All materials that I use for introducing people to Primerica’s business have been approved by attorneys who are experts in the regulations that govern our business. I cannot utter a single word that is noncompliant with any company policy or regulation without the risk of discipline."
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Bo and Wendy Bounds
Mrs. Celeste Hurst
Brady and Kathryn Stewart
Dobby and Jill Bowden
Walt and Lillian Laughlin
John Hugh and Linda Tate
Tony and Julie Buchanan
Scott and Cindy Litsinger
Ken and Rita Wright
For a Complimentary Meet and Greet Reception
Honoring John Rounsaville
Candidate for Congress
Tuesday January 8, 2008
5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Lake Cavalier Clubhouse
Lake Cavalier Road
Business Casual Attire
RSVP to Danny O’Driscoll at (601) 906-2214 or RSVP@JohnRounsaville.com
Contact: Danny O’Driscoll
For Immediate Release
Today at Noon, John Rounsaville became the first candidate in the Mississippi Third District Congressional race to file his Qualifying Statement of Intent with the Mississippi Republican Party, securing a spot on the March 11, 2008 Primary Election ballot. Previously, Rounsaville had filed his Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission.
After filing, Rounsaville made the following statement: “This step makes it official. Our campaign has been progressing strongly over the past two months, and our positive message has been resonating with voters throughout the Third Congressional District. As I have campaigned across the district, I’ve been encouraged by the support and encouragement I have received. We’ve got to begin rebuilding the seniority we are losing in the House, and voters in the Third District want a candidate with actual experience who can truly hit the ground running. Mississippi has a proud history of electing candidates in their thirties to the House of Representatives. It’s a formula that worked for Trent Lott, Thad Cochran, Chip Pickering, Sonny Montgomery, and others. Our campaign has now begun in earnest, and we’re looking forward to continue building a strong grassroots organization that will get out our message that Mississippians care about: A strong national defense, secure borders, lower taxes, economic development, and a commitment to traditional family values. I am excited about the upcoming two month sprint, and I am confident that we will be successful on March 11th.”
John Rounsaville has over a decade of public service to the people of the Third Congressional District at the federal and state levels. He served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to Congressman Chip Pickering, Policy Advisor to Governor Haley Barbour, and was appointed State Director for USDA Rural Development in Mississippi by President George W. Bush.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Contact: Kell Smith
tel: (601) 362-7677
cell: (662) 418-8317
CHARLIE ROSS FILES QUALIFICATION PAPERS FOR MISSISSIPPI'S THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Charlie Ross filed qualifying papers Wednesday at the Mississippi Republican Party headquarters to run for Mississippi's Third Congressional District. Ross served as a Senator for District 20 in the Mississippi Senate from 1998 until 2008. District 20 is comprised of parts of Madison and Rankin Counties. Prior to serving in the Senate, he served as the representative for House District 59 in the Mississippi House of Representatives. He has also served as Chairman of the Rankin County Republican Party Executive Committee. "Sharon and I are extremely excited about the opportunity to run for the Third Congressional District," said Ross. "Chip Pickering has done an outstanding job of representing the district. Mississippi needs a Congressman that has a proven legislative record that shows he can hit the ground running and get things done immediately. If elected, I will fight to strengthen our national defense, defend Mississippi's military installations, guard the rights of the unborn, protect our individual Second Amendment rights, and promote economic development for the district. "
Charlie, a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, is a 1978 distinguished graduate of the Air Force Academy. In 1988, he graduated with honors from Harvard Law School. He and his wife Sharon have three boys-Andy, age 25; David, age 22; and Steven, age 18. He is a shareholder with the law office of Wise Carter Child and Caraway in Jackson. Ross and his family have lived in Rankin County since 1988.
Charlie Ross, flanked by his wife Sharon and members of his campaign staff, announces the filing of his Qualifying Statement of Intent.
Charlie Ross, along with his wife Sharon, submit his Qualifying Statement of Intent to Cory Adair of the Mississippi Republican Party.
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WLBT: Ross Announces Congressional Campaign
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Charlie Ross fundraiser in Jackson on January 8, courtesy of mississippi_man at Y'all Politics
Charlie Ross has hired onto his campaign Kell Smith, former spokesman for Secretary of State Eric Clark (D).