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Mike Lott gets U.S. House nomination in Mississippi
The Sun Herald ^ | March 10, 2004 | Mike Cummings

Posted on 03/10/2004 5:37:58 PM PST by Clintonfatigued

State Representative Mike Lott handily won the Republican primary Tuesday to face Congressman Gene Taylor.

(Excerpt) Read more at sunherald.com ...


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1 posted on 03/10/2004 5:38:00 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: Pubbie; Kuksool; KQQL; AuH2ORepublican; JohnnyZ; William Creel; Abram; ForOurFuture; ...
PING!
2 posted on 03/10/2004 5:40:31 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued
http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/news/local/8147344.htm

Of course Mike Lott has no chance, but I like that we're giving real challenges and preparing the district to be represented by a Republican some day.

3 posted on 03/10/2004 5:49:41 PM PST by JohnnyZ (People don't just bump into each other and have sex. This isn't Cinemax! -- Jerry)
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To: Clintonfatigued
From the article:

Mertz, 59, owns a bed and breakfast and horse stable in Long Beach. He ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1972, 1974, 1998, 2000 and 2002.

The defeated candidate was despondent when reached at his home Tuesday evening.

"Today I was diagnosed with a dual aneurism and face certain death," Mertz said. "I will be selling my home and moving to Montana.

"Mississippi is last in a number of categories for good reasons. A disproportionate number of its people are racist, dumb and lazy.

... Mississippi sucks the life out of anybody with any brains, courage and ambition."



Boy, I'm glad Lott won. : )
4 posted on 03/10/2004 5:51:20 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Hurricane; WKB; bourbon; Magnolia; dixiechick2000; MississippiMan; Yudan; ...
Thanks for the ping.

I'll ping Mississippi.
5 posted on 03/10/2004 5:54:32 PM PST by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh and Benedict Arnold.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
Wow, talk about a sore loser.
6 posted on 03/10/2004 6:45:13 PM PST by flying Elvis
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To: JohnnyZ; Kuksool; AuH2ORepublican; William Creel; Impy
You're probably right, though not definitely right. The Lott name is a good one to have in Mississippi (though they're not related). Also, Mike Lott is the strongest candidate Taylor has ever faced, having won three terms to the state legislature. Even if he doesn't win (which he probably won't), maybe he'll poll well enough to get Taylor to seek another office in the near future. I figure it's worth a try.
7 posted on 03/10/2004 7:38:09 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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Mertz is a sorry candidate. I volunteered to work for him twice and he never responded. He never had a campaign in either race.He thought everything could be done on the internet.I hope Lott will be more aggressive. Taylor will be tough to beat, but I think it can be done.
8 posted on 03/11/2004 6:52:45 AM PST by Hurricane
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To: Clintonfatigued
Gene Taylor may be a Democrat, but he's one of the good ones. If you check, he voted to impeach Komrade Clinton.
9 posted on 03/11/2004 5:16:41 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty
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