Candidates for Jackson County Sheriff

Jackson County appointed interim Sheriff Charles Britt after Mike Byrd was resigned after being charged with felony crimes in December 2013.

A special election will be conducted in November to elect a permanent replacement.  The following have applied for the job (links are to on air interviews on NewsRadio 104.9FM:

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Faith Baptist Church Candidate Information Guide

Mississippi’s 2014 Primary Elections are Tuesday, June 3rd.  Below is the 2014 Primary Candidate Information sheet that was enclosed with the Faith Baptist Church Bulletin this morning.  There was at least one location that truncated some candidate information so it is re-posted below.  Click 2014 Primary Election Candidate Information for a full resolution version suitable for printing.

2014 Primary Election Candidate Information

The information was collected primarily from the candidates’ own websites, voting records, and news articles that have been linked to throughout The Blessings of Liberty.

Faith Baptist Church does not endorse any candidate.

2014 Primary Election Candidate Information

The Blessings of Liberty has compiled a list of background information on every south Mississippi candidate in the 2014 Primary Election.  They are listed below with a hyperlink to posts with their views and additional links.

Several Reform and Libertarian Party and Independent candidates are campaigning for the U.S. Senate and House but do not have Primary Elections.  Information on those candidates will be posted in the future.

Mississippi has open Primaries; voters can vote in either Primary regardless of political party affiliation but cannot vote in both.  The 2014 Primary Election in Mississippi is June 3rd.

Democrat Primary
Democrats for 4th Congressional District:
Democrats for U.S. Senate:
Republican Primary
Republicans for 4th Congressional District:
Republicans for U.S. Senate:

More information will be posted at The Blessings of Liberty as it becomes available.

Republican Primary U.S. Senate Candidate: Thomas Carey

Very little information was found for Thomas Carey, candidate for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate.  If positions become available, this post will be updated.

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Democrat Primary 4th Congressional District Candidate: Matt Moore

This is not Matt Moore’s first campaign to represent Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District.   However, finding any information online about him is a little difficult.  All information about Moore is drawn primarily from what was written about him in 2012.

As a late add due to the withdrawal of Democrat nominee Michael Herrington in 2012, Moore claimed 28.8% of the General Election vote.  Even though he crushed Reform Party Robert W. Claunch (6.3%) and Libertarian Ron Williams (0.7%), he was far behind Rep. Steven Palazzo’s 64.1% of the vote.

Per the Wall Street Journal in 2012, “Moore says he’s running because he wants to provide better constituent service to the 4th District. He says Palazzo is too much of a party-line Republican and has fallen short in representing a wide range of opinions in the district.”

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Republican Primary 4th Congressional District Candidate: Steven Palazzo

As the incumbent representing Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District, there is much written and in the news concerning Rep. Steven Palazzo.  Completing his second term in office, Palazzo originally defeated former Rep. Gene Taylor in the 2010 elections when the Tea Party was rising to prominence.

A former U.S. Marine and currently serving in the Mississippi National Guard, he is no stranger to the military or the issues that affect national defense.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant and owns his own business.

From his website, here are Palazzo’s position on various issues:

  • Obamacare:  Has voted to defund, repeal, replace, and delay multitude of times and will continue to do so.  Obamacare increases healthcare costs and insurance premiums, hurts the quality of healthcare, has added numerous taxes and increased the national debt.
  • Flood Insurance:  Successful in passing legislation that restores grandfathered rates and building codes; removed the home sale trigger that would drastically increase flood insurance premiums.
  • National Security:  The wellbeing of those who serve and have served in the military is a top priority.  Wants to immediately fix and restore cuts to military retirees that happened in the past 2 years.  Will continue to lead the fight to keep shipbuilding at Ingalls as those jobs are vital to the Gulf Coast economy.
  • Taxes:  High taxes and spending are out of control.  Limited resources must be wisely used and entitlement programs must be controlled.
  • Economy:  Congress needs to focus on promoting economic growth for the country.  Will continue to fight for legislation that fixes health care, relieves gas prices, reduce regulations, and restore employment.
  • 2nd Amendment:  Hunting and fishing are a way of life in South Mississippi and the 2nd Amendment is more than just hunting.  Supports the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act and Protecting Gun Owners in Bankruptcy Act which will allow guns to be exempt from estate in bankruptcy.
  • Environment:  Supports the RESTORE Act which restores Mississippi’s natural resources, fisheries and coastal wetlands including the economic health of coastal communities adversely affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill through a trust fund paid for with Clean Water Act fines.

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Republican Primary 4th Congressional District Candidate: Gene Taylor

No stranger to the Gulf Coast, former U.S. Congressman Gene Taylor served south Mississippi for 21 years before being unseated by Steven Palazzo in 2010.  Taylor has switched to the Republican Party to return the challenge to Steven Palazzo in the Primary for the 4th Congressional District.

Describing why he changed from Democrat to Republican, Taylor cited the shift at the national level of the Democrat Party which went away from his fundamental beliefs in pro-life, pro-gun, pro-balanced budget, and for a strong national defense.

Positions listed below are from Taylor’s campaign website and his interview on Gulf Coast Mornings:

  • National Defense:  Sees Defense as the nation’s highest priority.”Can’t have a nation if you can’t defend yourself.”  Proud of his record of growing the military presence in Mississippi and his service on the House Armed Services Committee.
  • Economy:  Ties south Mississippi’s economy to Defense and the priority of keeping the military on the Gulf Coast.  Wants to grow Keesler AFB.
  • Immigration:  Wants to protect borders and prevent a flood of illegal immigrants.  Believes in the legal path to citizenship and that it must be followed.

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