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If Sherman wins we still won’t know if Mississippians got the wool pulled over their eyes, or if Bryant had the system rigged in more ways than one. This apparently was all about patronage and nepotism. They probably donated to Wicker to get their niece a job in DC. Things haven’t changed in Mississippi.

On Sela Ward and Howard Sherman’s niece’s LinkedIn page, we find that niece Savannah Ward paged for Republican Governor of Mississippi Phil Bryant; that she is “the former intern” of Republican Senator Roger Wicker, who her aunt and uncle (Sela Ward-Howard Sherman) donated $10,000 to last June, and who her uncle through marriage, Howard Sherman, supposedly wants to run against. Furthermore, she lists herself as a “current employee of the United States Senate…” She is currently a Staff Assistant for the US Senate, Washington DC, since April 2018, according to her linkedin account. The US Senate is Republican dominated, and if she is attached to a particular Senator, it is either Wicker, or, more likely, Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith, who also went to Washington in April, as a Phil Bryant appointee to the Senate, after Cochran resigned.

If she is really in Memphis area, then she may be in a Hernando Mississippi office for Wicker or Hyde-Smith. Memphis is the largest city for north Mississippi; New Orleans for south Mississippi. Hernando is greater metro Memphis.


On Sela Ward and Howard Sherman’s niece’s LinkedIn page, we find that niece Savannah Ward paged for Republican Governor of Mississippi Phil Bryant; that she is “the former intern” of Republican Senator Roger Wicker, who her aunt and uncle donated $10,000 to last June, and who her uncle through marriage, Howard Sherman, supposedly wants to run against. Furthermore, she lists herself as a “current employee of the United States Senate…” She is currently a Staff Assistant for the US Senate, Washington DC, since April 2018, according to her linkedin account.

The US Senate is Republican dominated, and if she is attached to a particular Senator, it is either Wicker, or, more likely, Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cindy_Hyde-Smith Hyde-Smith was appointed by Governor Phil Bryant on March 21st and entered office on April 2, 2018. This is the same month that Savannah became an assistant, but also the same month that she worked for Sherman.

If she went to Washington with Hyde-Smith, then working for the Sherman campaign may have been illegal. It is certainly unethical as Sherman has the same campaign manager as Mike Espy, who will run against Hyde-Smith in November and who Sherman says he will support.

While she says that she’s a Social Media Marketing Intern at W Decor in Meridian, Mississippi since February 2016, handling social media can be done from anywhere. We still have to look up ownership, since it’s not on Sherman’s disclosure form, but could still be owned by Sela Ward. Meridian is 90 miles from Wicker’s Jackson office (and Hyde Smith’s). She worked as a Press Intern for the United States Senate from May 2016 to June 2016 in Washington D.C., apparently for Roger Wicker, since she says that she was a “former intern” of Wicker.

This just shows WHY Sherman’s run was illegal. Excerpted from the Begley petition:
6. Mr. Sherman is in violation of the State Democratic Party Constitution ( particularly Article XIII provided below) for violating party principles through donations to the incumbent Republican Senator Roger Wicker less than a year before he seeks the Democratic nomination to oppose Mr. Wicker in the general election:

No candidate shall be certified to run in a Democratic Primary for any office:
(a) who has not met the statutory qualifications to run for such office;
(b) who is not in accord with the principles and rules of the Democratic Party of Mississippi as set forth in the Constitution and bylaws and the standard or principles of the Party; and
(c) who will not pledge to support the candidacy of all Party nominees at all levels running in the same general election for which nomination is being sought. No candidate, while holding elective office as a Democrat or as a Democratic Party official, shall be certified to run in a Democratic Primary for any office:
(a) who has participated in a primary of any other political party within the past twelve months by either voting or running for office in such primary; or
(b) who has within the preceding four years publicly or financially supported the election to office of any person not running as a Democrat.

7. Should Mr. Sherman secure the Democratic nomination, his previous financial contributions to his November opponent would create an unavoidable conflict of interest. The State Democratic Party could be left with a nominee who chose to withdraw and endorse the candidate he has already supported financially, or worse, remain on the ballot as the Democratic nominee but refuse to actively campaign…
https://www.scribd.com/document/376814174/Petition-to-MDEC-on-Sherman-SBegley

Sherman actually admits that he gave money to Jeff Sessions and former Republican Senator Trent Lott, as well, but pretends that because his father supported JFK that he’s a Democrat! http://web.archive.org/web/20180619154503/https://shermanforsenate.org/record

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Washington, DC Office
555 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510 
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Jackson Office
U.S. Federal Courthouse
501 East Court Street, Suite 3-500 
Jackson, MS 39201 
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Gulfport Office
2909 13th Street
3rd Floor, Suite 303
Gulfport, MS 39501
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Tupelo Office
330 West Jefferson Street, Suite B
Tupelo, MS 38804
P.O. Box 3777
Tupelo, MS 38803
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Hernando Office
321 Losher Street
PO Box 385
Hernando, MS 38632 
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