Archive for the ‘Mississippi Secretary of State’ category

Right of Mississippi 2011 Republican Primary Predictions

August 2, 2011

It’s that time again, go for it, leave your own predictions but here are the official ROM predictions

GOVERNOR: BRYANT 55%

LT. GOVERNOR: REEVES 52%

SOS: HOSEMANN 70%

TREASURER: RUNOFF SMITH & FITCH 35 and 35

AG COMMISSIONER: PHILLIPS 51%

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONER: HALL 60%

-ROM

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Phony “Log Cabin Republican” Endorsement letter floating around in Mississippi

July 27, 2011

***UPDATE*** This letter is absolutely fake

This was just emailed in and it looks bogus.  I doubt the Log Cabin Republicans are getting involved in the Mississippi Republican Primaries. Smells like someone is up to some dirty tricks.  The letter is not mentioned on their website: LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS

And the signature and the name of the executive director do not match.

We don’t appreciate this kind of dirty, nasty, underhanded politics so we are here to call this out, that’s why blogging can be a force for good.  If this letter is in fact fake and if anyone else received this please let us know.

-ROM

It’s Delbert?

July 27, 2011

In what appears to be the final installment of the wildly popular Delbert Hosemann for Secretary of State ad campaign the Dorthy finally get’s Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s name right, and the crowd goes wild.

Actually Hosemann looks surprised and he plays his part well.

We were surprised

The whole series of ads have been great and memorable

A+ for bringing the series to a close in style

-ROM

Delbert Hosemann is Back with Englebert Part III

July 7, 2011

Apparently the official title of the new Hosemann commercial is “Proud” according to an email from the campaign consultant but we will call it “Englebert III”  for our purposes.  The new twist… Even another lady to mess up Delbert’s first name.

Hosemann has a brand and you don’t mess with a brand, minor tweak here to keep it fresh and smooth sailing to re-election over a fledgling Ricky Dombrowski.

ROM overall grade: A

-ROM

Who’s more of an embarrassment to the MS GOP, Ricky Dombrowski or Howie Morgan?

July 1, 2011

We almost did not post this but just because Ricky Dombrowski and Howie Morgan tried to screw with this blog we won’t cut them any slack so here goes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a total embarrassment to have these two clowns running for statewide office on the GOP ticket, Ricky Dombrowski, quite possibly the biggest clown ever to seek statewide office in Mississippi this century and his campaign manager Howie Morgan, the serial resume-inflating “political consultant” who is in trouble for selling endorsements is now in trouble for a DUI in which he threatened the job of a police officer with a bogus claim that he works for Governor Haley Barbour

From Oxfordcrimereport.com:

On February 3, 2011, Captain Libby Lytle was waiting on a driver to pick up a vehicle involved in a no driver’s license citation on the southbound side of Highway 6, parked on the Whirlpool side. While waiting, idly, she testified to seeing a black Mercedes traveling westbound well below the minimum 35 mile per hour speed limit, and thought it was driver looking for the person needing a ride.

Lytle said she knew something else was going on when the Mercedes came to a stop on the shoulder to the ramp exiting to Coliseum Drive, and a man later determined to be Harold Morgan, got out of the vehicle and began walking.

Lytle radioed for back-up to check out the suspect while she waited for a driver to arrive for the no license citation. Once she arrived on scene with Morgan she found a belligerent suspect who threatened to have her job because he worked for the governor. Research has revealed Morgan is currently the director of a Republic Political Action Committee for the election of Sam Smith in the 55th district of the Mississippi House of Representatives in Vicksburg.

Lytle testified that Morgan said he was not the driver of the vehicle, but then later said the transmission was out. DUI officer David Sabin arrived on scene, and continued questioning Morgan.

“It was obvious from the moment we met he was intoxicated,” Sabin said.

On the video played from Sabin’s dashboard camera showed Sabin giving a disheveled and unsteady Morgan a chance to admit he was in fact driving the Mercedes.

“How did you know the transmission if you weren’t driving?,” Sabin is heard asking on the video. “Unless your car has wings you drove it there.”

Morgan refused his opportunity to blow into the breathalyzer, and was arrested for DUI refusal, expired registration, and driving while license suspended based on a previous DUI conviction.

The judge found Morgan guilty of DUI and expired registration, but threw out the DWLS charge because the previous DUI charge is under appeal. Morgan paid twice the $1,086 fine to keep his license valid until the appeal is heard.

Will Ricky keep Howie on the payroll?  Should we even care? the jury is still out.

-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

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