Archive for May 2011

Phil Bryant releases 2 ads

May 24, 2011

Sorry team Phil that we are just getting to this.

Nice production, I’m guessing it was shot on Cannon 5D Mark II by the out of focus backgrounds.

-ROM

Mississippi Politico’s are on Twitter

May 24, 2011

We thought we would share ROM’s go to twitter accounts to follow for down and dirty MS political info and gossip.  The first list is reserved for non bloggers and non candidates/committees always good for something and worth watching:

To be added to this list or to nominate someone put it in the comments.

Lots of good people we didn’t list because their tweets are protected.

(LINKS ARE LIVE AND WILL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO TWITTER)

Joe Nosef

Austin Barbour

Brian Perry

Henry Barbour

Grant Callen

Nic Lott

Natalie Cole

Russ Latino

Casey Stafford

Pamela Weaver

BLOGGERS we follow

Kingfish

Yall

Cottonmouth

MIM

Marshall Ramsey

Will Bardwell.

At ROM we don’t do any tweeting yet but are thinking about setting up an ROM account.  Stay tuned

-ROM

Dave Dennis’ first TV spot up!

May 17, 2011

If Dave runs good ads until election day and draws a little Blood from Phil’s nose we might have a race here ladies and gentlemen.

Good intro spot.

-ROM

We won / They won / Mississippi Won on Redistricting

May 17, 2011

The ink is barely dry on the 3 judge panel decision and there is already a back and forth on who won (Democrats of Republicans) over here at ROM we say that all of Mississippi won because right or wrong our Constitution stood strong and carried the day, the citizen legislators of Mississippi will have to come to a compromise on new districts and the courts and justice department will not be drawing our lines.

Congrats to all on the winning side.

View this document on Scribd

Democrats Claim Victory

Republicans Claim Victory

Kingfish Claims Victory for Delbert Hosemann

STATEMENT OF TREASURER TATE REEVES

ON TODAY’S REDISTRICTING RULING

 

May 16, 2011

“The court made the proper ruling today and followed the Mississippi Constitution, which calls for redistricting to occur the year after census data is released.  I applaud and congratulate Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann for his successful advocacy of the correct outcome in this matter.  Today’s ruling is a victory for local election officials and voters who won’t have to be rushed into contending with new maps and district lines this year, only to have them change again next year.”

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We all win.

-ROM

Tate Reeves: Mississippi King of Campaign Cash 2011

May 12, 2011

Yep, that’s State Treasurer Tate Reeves who has apparently been making his fund-raising calls and it has paid off.

April 30 Report

$724,126.52 in the door this period

$2,100,473.21 CASH ON HAND

Seriously folks this is a candidate on a mission.

His opponent obviously worked had and has 1,169,744.00 but I cannot think of another candidate off had that has been outspent by a million dollars and won a primary in MS political history.

(if I am wrong please remind me)

If team Tate (Justin Brasell) spends their money wisely this race is over.

BUT,

A million dollars goes a long way in Mississippi, we could still have a race but I suspect Reeves is out front and doubt that Hewes can catch him.

Currently Handicapping this race at 75/25 Reeves

-ROM

Ricky Dombrowski: Late on his taxes AND campaign finance reports

May 12, 2011

Seems like our hard partying friend Ricky Dombrowski just can’t get it together, last night he was late filing his periodic campaign finance report , it was due by 5:00 PM to the Secretary of States office but it did not arrive by fax until 1:28 AM on March 11th from Election Impact Group (a one man “group” consisting of Howie Morgan) according to the fax time stamp printed on the top of his report (LINK) (due to the photo we recently posted (LINK) we can only speculate as to what he was doing up so late).  One would think that someone running for Secretary of State, the office that is in charge of this kind of thing might know that.

So we took a look around and found out that Ricky seems to have a problem getting things in on time, most notably Ricky Dombrowski was late paying his taxes for THREE YEARS IN A ROW (among other things, more on that later), see the below article from the Sun Herald Archives:

QUOTE: “Shoot, I hate it more than anybody because I’m an elected official and it gets written up in the paper if I don’t pay them,” he said. “. . .The point is, they get paid.” — Gulfport Councilman Ricky Dombrowski, on being late paying his taxes for the third year in a row.

Sun Herald, The (Biloxi, MS)
August 19, 2003 Page: A2

2 COUNCIL MEMBERS LATE WITH TAXES SAVANT, DOMBROWSKI WILL PAY THEM
Author: MIKE CUMMINGS/THE SUN HERALD

GULFPORT — Gulfport City Councilmen Ricky Dombrowski and Kim Savant are late in paying their property taxes for a third consecutive year, records show.
Savant currently is behind $6,204 on three properties.”They’re my commercial properties,” he said. “They’ll be paid before the first of the year. They always are.”
Last year, Savant was late paying $453 for a single property. He was behind $2,711 for a climate-controlled warehouse in 2001. Two years ago, Dombrowski was late paying $4,179 on four properties. He was behind $3,170 on two properties last year. The current list shows Dombrowski has a tax liability of $4,597 on five properties, including his West Gulfport glass shop.

“I don’t have the money to pay it,” Dombrowski said, adding that he will pay the tax charges plus any penalties once he has the money.

He said his glass business is owed about $40,000 from customers. He said he made a decision to pay off his suppliers but hold off on paying some of his property taxes until he had the money to cover them.

“It’s not a great business decision, but it’s not a bad business decision,” he said.

Dombrowski said he also is trying to sell the beachfront water slide he owns and could use the proceeds to cover the delinquent taxes.

“Shoot, I hate it more than anybody because I’m an elected official and it gets written up in the paper if I don’t pay them,” he said. “. . .The point is, they get paid,”

The taxes, for the year 2002, were due Feb. 1. The delinquent properties are scheduled to be auctioned on Aug. 25. But property owners have two years to reimburse (with interest) anyone who pays the balance and retain their property.

Councilman Billy Hewes also is listed this year for a tax liability of $1,016.54 for a property on Klein Road, but he said he sold the property more than a year ago.

“Apparently, they haven’t gotten it converted at the courthouse yet,” he said.
—Mike Cummings

(EMPHASIS ADDED)

Sounds like a great candidate for Secretary of State.

-ROM

Mississippi State Campaign Finance Reports for April 30th 2011

May 11, 2011

April 30 campaign finance reports were due today, generally these are the best indicator of who will win primaries for the statewide races as campaigns begin spending money very shortly, the April 30 reports are generally close to the high water mark for a primary campaign, many campaigns will raise more cash in the next 2 months but generally it gets harder as most have picked the low hanging fruit by now.

Cash on Hand is really all that matters so it is all we are reporting here:

GOV:

Dave Dennis: COH = $708,867.54

Phil Bryant: COH = $2,015,988.00

Bill Luckett: COH= $518,526.77

Johnny DuPree: COH= $82,752.66

Lt. GOV:

Tate Reeves: COH = $2,100,473.21

Billy Hewes: COH = $1,169,744.00

Attorney General:

Jim Hood: COH = $439,537.77

Steve Simpson: = $200,058.54

Secretary of State:

Delbert Hosemann: COH = $814,994.05

Ricky Dombrowski: = $10,847.61

State Treasurer:

Lucien Smith: COH = $427,476.00

Lynn Fitch: COH = $115,129.10

Lee Yancey: COH = $122,655.28

State Auditor:

Stacey Pickering: COH = $115,328.74

Agriculture Commissioner:

Max Phillips: COH = $136,594.08

Dannie Reed: COH = $8857.00

Cindy Hyde-Smith: COH = $37,302.50

Insurance Commissioner:

Mike Chaney: COH = $204,292.48

Updates as they become available.

-ROM