Veterans Day gives us a chance to pause in our busy lives and honor our heroic veterans. Many of us think of it as a day off from work or school or a day to go shopping, but we need to never forget this is a day to thank those who once served or still serve today and to remember those who gave their lives for our freedoms.
So, today, if you know a veteran or a service member, please make sure to say thanks for her courage, his sacrifice, their dedication to this nation. In fact, thank a veteran tomorrow, Thursday, Friday and as much as you can even after that.
Whether they are loved ones, neighbors, or even total strangers, these men and women need to know that Mississippi and America respect and appreciate all they’ve done for us.
Contact: Michelle Williams
For Immediate Release
November 5, 2015
Governor Bryant, Chairman Nosef Welcome Rep.Steverson to the
GOP “You just can’t be a conservative and a Democrat in Mississippi anymore.”
Jackson. News reports indicate, and Speaker Gunn’s office has confirmed, that Rep. Jody Steverson of Ripley plans to switch parties and become the 74th Republican in the House, giving the GOP a supermajority in that chamber.
“Rep. Jody Steverson is just doing what any responsible elected official needs to do and that is represent his constituents to the best of his ability,” said Governor Phil Bryant, who was just reelected to his second term with a record‐breaking 67% of the vote. “Obviously, we’re glad that he saw that the best way to do that is as a part of the Republican majority – now supermajority – in the House. I look forward to working with Rep. Steverson to continue to grow Mississippi’s economy, improve our schools, and make Mississippi an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.”
“Just two days ago, the people of Mississippi spoke in a loud, clear voice,” said Joe Nosef, Chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party. “All over the state, in every region, they re‐elected all our statewide Republican incumbents by 60% or more, added 6 new Republican representatives to the House, and literally voted the Democrat leader of the House out of office. They rejected Initiative 42 despite millions spent by out‐of‐state organizations in an attempt to move education policy‐making from the people to the courts. It’s just a fact that you can be a conservative OR a Democrat in Mississippi, but you can’t be both anymore. We welcome Rep. Jody Steverson to the Mississippi Republican Party.”
Statement by MSGOP Chairman Joe Nosef
on Election Results 2015
“It was a good night for Mississippi because it was a good night for Republicans.”
Jackson. MSGOP Chairman Joe Nosef made the following statement on Election Night, November 3, 2015:
Tonight was a historically successful night for the Republican Party but an even better night for Mississippi.
All our statewide incumbents won re-election from our Governor on down. In fact, Governor Bryant won with the highest percentage of any Republican in modern history, even breaking the record he set four years ago.
We expanded our majorities in both the House and the Senate, and picked up Republicans in local offices all across our state.
Finally, we defeated the Democrat Party’s last chance at a victory.
All of this is a sound testament to the excellent stewardship of tax dollars and public trust by our Governor and all our other GOP officials.
Mike Hurst was a great candidate and ran a good campaign. Republicans were unified and strong behind him. But, the fact of the matter is that it’s hard to beat a three-term incumbent. And, even with some last-minute dirty politics by the Democrat Party and the power of incumbency on Hood’s side, Mike Hurst still came real close.
All in all, Mississippi said NO to the party of Hillary Clinton and Socialist Bernie Sanders.
We’re going red to the roots in Mississippi because Republican values are Mississippi values.
Mississippi Republicans are unified and energized and committed to making a difference not just in our state but for our nation. And, you will see us stand together and strong as we look to take back the White House in 2016.
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