Monday, November 20, 2006

Jefferson Jackson Hamer Day Dinner proved success

A successful Jefferson Jackson Hamer Day Dinner in Jackson netted the Mississippi Democratic Party with nice coverage in at least two Mississippi newspapers on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006. Click here for a story in The Meridian Star about the party honoring former Gov. William Winter. And click here for a story in The Clarion-Ledger about the dinner.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Barbour stiffs MAEP in proposed budget

Republican Gov. Haley Barbour released his proposed budget on Tuesday, Nov. 14, for the fiscal year that starts July 1, 2007. And, as expected, the budget shorted education by not fully funding the Mississippi Adequate Education Program.
The Mississippi Democratic Party issued a news release Tuesday in which Chairman Wayne Dowdy blasted Barbour for not supporting MAEP and ensuring all Mississippi children have access to at least an education equivalent to a Level 3, or midlevel, state accreditation. The money will be there to fully fund education and a teacher pay raise. Click here to read the statement.
The Mississippi Democratic Party also released an Education Fact Sheet that pointed out fallacies in Barbour's stand on education -- including the fact that the teacher pay raises he's trying to take credit for actually were passed under Democratic Gov. Ronnie Musgrove. Click here to read the fact sheet.
Finally, check out The Sun Herald's coverage of the Barbour budget and you'll see that Dowdy was mentioned as criticizing the governor's proposal. Click here for the story.

Dowdy column hits The Clarion-Ledger

Wayne Dowdy's column on the Nov. 7 elections made in the Wednesday edition of The Clarion-Ledger -- at least the fourth newspaper in the state to publish the column since Sunday. This is good news as our message continues to get out in the state. And it can only help to build excitement among Democrats as we look toward the 2007 state elections.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Hopefuls consider gubernatorial race

The Clarion Ledger published a story on Sunday, Nov. 12,taking a look at the Democratic Party's hopes for the 2007 gubernatorial election. Click here to read the story.

Dowdy column hits Mississippi newspapers

Interested in reading what Mississippi Democratic Party Chairman Wayne Dowdy has to say about last week's national elections? Check out the Hattiesburg American and The Meridian Star from Sunday, Nov. 12, and read Dowdy's column. You also can fread in the Monday, Nov. 13, edition of The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.
Also, in the Harriesburg American, you can read a column by Jim Herring, the Mississipi Republican Party chairman. I must admit, though, I think Dowdy's is better and more thorough.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Reasons 13, 14 to vote Democratic

Here are the latest in the ongoing 20 REASONS TO VOTE DEMOCRATIC.

REASON 13 (Released Tuesday, Oct. 31) : North Korea. North Korea has tested a nuclear bomb built with weapons-grade plutonium. And guess what? It was done on Republican President George W. Bush’s watch, clearly signaling that the president’s North Korean policy – like much of his foreign policy – has failed miserably. It’s time Bush and the Republicans start protecting Americans. And it’s time for voters to make a change. By casting your ballot for Democrats in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House on Nov. 7, you will make a difference.

REASON 14 (Released Wednesday, Nov. 1): The growing death toll in Iraq. Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq on March 20, 2003, a total of 3,055 coalition troops – including 2,816 Americans – have been killed fighting in the war-torn Middle Eastern country. The total includes all deaths through Tuesday. Last month alone, the U.S. death toll in Iraq topped 100 – making October 2006 the deadliest month for U.S. troops since January 2005 when 107 were killed.