Now that the re-vote for the District 71 race has officially turned into a referendum on House Speaker Billy McCoy, the JFP publicly urges voters in that district to return to the polls today and cast your vote for challenger Adrienne Wooten. The JFP endorsed Reeves in the general election due to his strong recent support of Jackson and despite his conservative record, and we liked that he has been willing to challenge Gov. Haley Barbour, which most Republicans are afraid to do. We believed a strong incumbent could help Jackson get back on her financial feet after a disastrous two years under a fiscally inept mayor. However, we are dismayed to see that Reeves is, essentially, promising his vote to fellow Republicans against House Speaker Billy McCoy, who is an excellent representative of the people's interests against corporations, and who provides a check and a balance for Barbour's too-vast influence on the Mississippi Senate.
If you live in District 71, please go to the polls today and vote for Adrienne Wooten for the House of Representatives. We support change and progressive thinking and believe that Wooten can provide that for Jackson, as well as help ensure that Gov. Barbour, and the special interests he serves, will not gain control of the House. The polls are open to 7 p.m.; spread the word.
Because anti-corporate Democratic populism has served Mississippians so well for so long.
Of course, pro-corporate Republican conservatism will sink us deeper and deeper. Not to worry, though: we'll be told that the loss of jobs has nothing to do with plant closings and outsourcing -- those are the things "good" companies have to do because of the "invisible hand." Nope, it's all the fault of the Mexican immigrants, with maybe some help from that deluge of gay folk who want to get married.