Archive for March 2007

Time now for state to capitalize, Barbour says

March 30, 2007

Barbour and Hosemann Campaign in Vicksburg. 


A favorite to win re-election, the Republican governor also touted education funding as a first-term accomplishment, adding he will continue to increase education spending if re-elected.

“Our new (revenue) estimates show $345 million is (in new money) available. About 90 percent of that will go to education,” Barbour said.

Barbour also castigated House Education Committee Chairman Rep. Cecil Brown, D-Jackson, for holding up about $10 million of additional funding for programs including dyslexia screening and having experienced teachers work with newer educators. The debate has been part of last-minute negotiations as the Legislature finalizes allocations for the budget year starting July 1 and House leaders pressed for programs they prefer, including more funding for at-risk youths.

Time now for state to capitalize, Barbour says

McCain nearly left the GOP in 2001

March 29, 2007

Although it appears to be speculation, Rumors are swirling that John McCain nearly abandoned the GOP in 2001 in favor of becoming an Independent. 

“In interviews with The Hill this month, former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and ex-Rep. Tom Downey (D-N.Y.) said there were nearly two months of talks with the maverick lawmaker following an approach by John Weaver, McCain’s chief political strategist.Democrats had contacted Jeffords and then-Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-R.I.) in the early months of 2001 about switching parties, but in McCain’s case, they said, it was McCain’s top strategist who came to them.At the end of their March 31, 2001 lunch at a Chinese restaurant in Bethesda, Md., Downey said Weaver asked why Democrats hadn’t asked McCain to switch parties.”From The Hill

Student Fundraisers for Mitt??

March 28, 2007

Right of Mississippi

“A millionaire thanks to his work as a venture capitalist, Mitt Romney is acutely aware of the motivating power of money. His presidential campaign hopes it will have a similar effect on college students, which is why it’s offering them a cut of their fundraising.”

“Participants in “Students for Mitt” will get 10 percent of the money they raise for the campaign beyond the first $1,000. While candidates often offer professional fundraisers commissions up to 8 percent, campaign experts believe the Massachusetts Republican is the first to do so with the legion of college students who have historically served as campaign volunteers.” -from the AP


Now there is a bright idea for your next campus fundraising drive, get into Presidential fundraising, wine and cheese reception in the dorm commons here I come! 

I thought college kids were supposed to stuff envelopes and go door to door? I do not have a horse in this race yet however I will be shaking my parents down to max out to MR, since they are tired of cutting checks to me, and I get 10%


March 28, 2007

Welcome to Right of Mississippi! 

Here at RoM we are going to explore Mississippi Politics inside and out.  I’m an open-minded Conservative with an addiction to political strategy and gossip. 

Y’all be careful out there… keep your ears on the ground and let me know what you hearing about the 07 races State and Local.

I hope you have fun!