Archive for December 2009

Neshoba County Democratic Chancery Clerk switches to GOP – Video

December 12, 2009

Here is the video from Friday’s press conference where RNC Chairman Michael Steele, Governor Haley Barbour, and other Mississippi elected officials were on hand to welcome five-term Neshoba County Chancery Clerk Larry McMillan’s switch from the Democratic Party to the Mississippi Republican Party.

Here is what the Clarion Ledger reported.

Larry McMillan, a five-term chancery clerk from Neshoba County, announced his switch from Democrat to Republican on Friday – a move he attributed to being fed up with the Democratic Party’s push for health care reform. “I consider myself a conservative,” he said. “I’m very concerned about health care and about taxes.” McMillan said he’s not worried whether the switch could hurt his chances of re-election. “If folks don’t accept it, that’s just the way it will have to be,” he said.

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Another Switch to the GOP – Number 9

December 12, 2009

Mississippi Republicans welcomed the ninth Democratic elected official to switch parties to the GOP this year since the Innauguration of President Barack Obama. At a press conference featuring Governor Haley Barbour and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, the GOP announced that five-term Neshoba County Chancery Clerk Larry McMillan has switched from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.

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RGA looks at 2009 and 2010

December 9, 2009

This is a strong piece on what the Republican Governors Association did in Virginia and New Jersey under the leadership of Haley Barbour.

And here is a piece on the RGA’s focus in 2010.