Information On The March 13 Republican Presidential Preference Primary
JACKSON- The Mississippi Republican Party announced the following information regarding the presidential preference primary on March 13.
Quote from Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef:
“We are excited to have multiple presidential candidates visit every corner of our state. Mississippians are ready to play a key role in selecting a Republican nominee for president who can defeat President Obama. Barack Obama has presided over a record period of unemployment and has pushed one failed policy after another. Voters in Mississippi are looking for a Republican who can turn the economy and this country around.”
Here are details on how Mississippi’s delegates are distributed:
Mississippi has a total of 40 delegates to award. A candidate needs 1,144 to secure the Republican nomination. Of the 40 total delegates, 3 are from the RNC (MSGOP Chairman, RNC committeeman, RNC committeewoman), 12 are from the four Congressional Districts (3 each), and 25 are At-Large.
The At-Large delegate allocation is proportional, but a candidate must get 15 percent before they are awarded any delegates. If a candidate wins a majority of the vote (50 percent plus 1), they will receive all 25 At-Large delegates. The same rules apply for the delegates awarded by Congressional Districts.
The delegates are bound to the candidate entitled to their vote until released.
For full details on the allocation of delegates, please visit the Mississippi Republican Party website.
Bonus delegates: There is a base of 10 delegates that each state receives. In addition to that, Mississippi received a total of 15 bonus delegates. Of those, 9 were awarded based on the 2008 presidential vote, one bonus for having a Republican governor, two for having two Republican Senators, one for having a majority of the House delegation, and one each for each chamber in the state legislature. Mississippi just received the 25th At-Large delegate for winning the state House in November.
Here is the latest campaign schedule:
Jackson- Rally at the Hilton on County Line Road, 9 a.m.
Jackson- Fundraiser at Nick’s, 12 p.m. ($250 per person)
Tupelo- Rally at the Furniture Market, 3:30 p.m.
Southaven- Rally at the Ladner’s Center, 8 p.m.
Meridian- Rally at MSU-Meridian Riley Center, 9:30 a.m.
Ellisville- Rally at Jones County Junior College Bush Auditorium, 12 p.m.
Gulfport- Rally at Gulfport High School, 3:30 p.m.
Brandon- Attend Sunday night service at First Baptist Church, Brandon, 6 p.m.
Brandon- Rally at City Hall, 8 p.m.
Biloxi- The Gulf Coast Energy Summit, 10 a.m.
Contact the Gingrich campaign in Mississippi: Scott Brewster, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pascagoula- Rally at Port of Pascagoula, Doors open at 5 p.m.
Jackson- Rally at the Mississippi Farmers Market, Doors open at 8 a.m.
Biloxi- Rally at Shaggy’s Bar & Grill, 10:10 a.m.
Richland- Rally at Empire Truck Sales, 1:20 p.m.
Contact the Romney campaign in Mississippi: Austin Barbour, email@example.com
Tupelo- Visit at Hawkeye Sheet Metal, 5 p.m.
Jackson- Rally at the Ag Museum, 7:30 p.m.
Meridian- Rally at Weidmann’s Restaurant, 1:45 p.m.
Gulfport- Rally at Lookout Steakhouse, 4:30 p.m.
Contact the Santorum campaign in Mississippi: Chris Godbey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on Ron Paul is not available.
For a regularly updated schedule of presidential candidates, please visit the Mississippi Republican Party website.