Daily Updated Candidate Qualification

Daily Updated Candidate Qualification

View the list of the daily updated Republican candidates qualifying to run in 2015

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Daily Updated Candidate Qualification

Daily Updated Candidate Qualification

on Feb 27, 2015

View the list of the daily updated Republican candidates qualifying to run in 2015

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MSGOP Celebrates Black History Month

on Feb 27, 2015

 

 

 

As Black History Month comes to a close, we pause to reflect on the monumental contributions of African Americans past and present to our country and state. Were it not for African American leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, James Meredith, Fannie Lou Hamer, and so many others, the United States would simply not be the cradle of freedom and opportunity that it is today.

We also take this opportunity to celebrate the emergence of Republican African American leaders across the country and in our state. These leaders recognize that the Republican Party of today is the Party standing up for children who deserve access to quality education, expanding economic opportunity in places where it’s lacking, focusing on providing affordable, accessible health care that lowers costs, and protecting religious beliefs.

Earlier this month in Washington, the Republican National Committee (RNC) hosted its 3rd Annual Black Republican Trailblazer Awards luncheon in which it honored black Republicans who have blazed a path for future leaders. This year, the RNC honored posthumously former Republican Senator Edward Brooke, III of Massachusetts, the first black American popularly elected to the United States Senate. In addition, the RNC gave awards to present day history makers. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), the first black Senator elected from the South since Reconstruction; U.S. Representative Mia Love (R-UT), the first black Republican woman to serve in Congress; and U. S. Representative Will Hurd (R-TX), the first black Republican elected to Congress from Texas, completed the honoree class of 2015.

Republican African Americans are also an emerging force in our own state. A great example of this is E3 Vanguard, a group founded in 2013 by black Mississippians to grow the Republican Party by strategic outreach to the African American community. E3, which stands for “educate, enhance, and empower,” hosts annual public policy briefings, education programs, and lectures and symposiums, among other things, to raise awareness of Republican solutions to the concerns of black Mississippians. E3 will soon be announcing plans for its spring 2015 public policy briefing.

This rise of black Republican leaders signals a trend that is good for the Republican Party and also for our country and state as these leaders work to promote genuine freedom and opportunity for all.

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Mississippi House and Senate Republicans Pass Historic Tax Cuts

on Feb 26, 2015

Yesterday, the Mississippi House of Representatives passed a $1.5 billion individual income tax cut proposal. House Bill 1629, sponsored by Rep. Brad Mayo (R-Oxford), will occur over a 15-year period beginning in Fiscal Year 2017 and will take place only if there is three percent revenue growth in each fiscal year. Currently, Mississippians pay a three percent income tax on their first $5,000 of income, four percent on the next $5,000 of income, and five percent on income over $10,000. With the passage of HB1629, the three percent income tax would be eliminated by 2019, the four percent income tax by 2022, and the five percent income tax by 2030. The bill represents the largest tax cut in Mississippi history.

The House’s passage of the income tax cut is on the heels of the Senate’s passage earlier in the week of the Taxpayer’s Pay Raise Act, a $400 million tax relief plan sponsored by Senate Finance Chairman Joey Fillingane (R-Sumrall). Senate Bill 2839 would eliminate the 3 percent tax bracket levied on individual income, reduces the overall tax burden on small business owners, and removes the investment penalty, or franchise tax, on businesses’ property and capital. The plan has been praised by Americans for Tax Reform and other prominent national groups.

Gov. Phil Byant, who called on the legislature to pass tax cuts before the legislative session began, praised the House and Senate for passing the bills. “Conservatives in Mississippi are united to give hard-working taxpayers more of their own money back to them. I look forward to signing a tax cut when it clears the Legislature, because both proposals will attract job creators to our state and help hard-working Mississippians,” remarked Bryant.

The passage of these proposals by the House and Senate make clear that even in an election year our Republican leaders are committed to passing bold and innovative reforms to help grow the state’s economy and put more money in Mississippians’ pockets.

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Major Contributor to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Al Franken & other Prominent Liberal Democrats is Mississippi Democrat Party’s Choice for Governor

on Feb 19, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2015

CONTACT:
Spencer Ritchie: Spencer@msgop.org; (601) 948-5191

Madison Trial lawyer Vicki Slater is the new standard bearer for the Mississippi Democrat Party as their candidate for Governor. Today’s announcement finally exposes the least well-kept secret in Mississippi politics over the last many years – today’s Democrat Party of Mississippi proudly forces voters to make a choice – you either can be a conservative or a democrat but you can’t be both anymore.

Based on her numerous contributions, it would be difficult to find another candidate more out of touch with the policies and ideals of hard-working Mississippi voters. With her thousands of dollars in contributions to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Al Franken and many other prominent, liberal Democrats, this year’s election for Governor may well offer the clearest choice between the Republican and Democrat candidates in the history of our state.

“Governor Phil Bryant has done an outstanding job leading Mississippi with conservative principles and therefore has a record to run on,” said Joe Nosef, Chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party, in response to Slater’s announcement

Chairman Nosef added, “the announcement of Vicki Slater as the Democrat candidate for Governor serves only to make clear the choice for voters up and down the ballot this fall. Do you want to vote for a party led by a Governor who has improved our economy, brought jobs to the state, and led the way in enacting innovative reforms to our public school system, or do you want to vote for a party led by a trial lawyer whose only political involvement has been giving large sums of money to national liberals. Even on this first day of the campaign, I think Mississippians can already see the very clear difference in the candidates for Governor.”

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