Alabama, campaign disbursements, Democratic primary run off Mississippi, Giles Perkins, Howard Sherman, Mississippi, Mississippi Democratic primary run off, Republican Senate, Roger Wicker, Sela Ward, Sherman Campaign, Trippi, US Senate, US Senate Race
Giles Perkins is quoted in the New York Times as not wanting outsiders meddling in the Alabama Senate election, and yet he is meddling in Mississippi. Mississippi Dem primary run off candidate Howard Sherman of California has paid Perkins at least $52,500 to meddle in the Mississippi Senate election for him. Sherman paid Trippi at least $490,183 to meddle in Mississippi, i.e. approximately half a million dollars. Trippi is running Mike Espy’s campaign for the other Mississippi Senate seat, which might explain why Espy isn’t endorsing Sherman’s opponent, David Baria. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Trippi
“Stay home, this is our race and we’ll decide it here,” said Giles Perkins, a former Alabama Democratic Party chairman and one of Mr. Jones’s strategists…” NYTimes: “An Alabama Senate Candidate Keeps Democratic Leaders Away — but Not Their Money“. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/14/us/politics/alabama-doug-jones-roy-moore-democrats.html
Howard Sherman apparently didn’t even have volunteers to phone bank or canvass door to door for him, but rather hired people to do it.