Albert Wilson, Alfa Bank, BGR Group, Bill Waller, Brexit Boys, bridges, candidates, Debates, education, Genesis and Light Center, Gregory Wash, Haley Barbour, Healthcare, Hinds County DA, India, infrastructure, Jim Hood, Mississippi, Ray Mabus, Robert J. Ray, Robert Shuler Smith, Ronnie Musgrove, rural hospitals, Russia, Russian oligarchs, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Tate Reeves, Valesha P. Williams, water, William Allain
MPB link: https://youtu.be/FfO9DrsZLdk
In the 1990s, Mississippi was building new highways, and now after Republican Haley Barbour’s political machine has been in power for so long, they can’t even repair their bridges. Tate Reeves is Barbour’s heir apparent. Barbour’s BGR group has long lobbied for Russian oligarchs, as well as foreign governments such as Saudi Arabia, India, Somalia, Bangladesh, etc. This is documented both in the US Senate lobbyist database, as well as FARA (foreign agent) registrations.
Mississippi’s always ranked toward or at the bottom, nationally, for education, healthcare, etc. However, Mississippi is still somehow a microcosm of many problems that the United States needs to address on the national level. For that reason, we hope that people will watch the 26 minute video. Most of the candidates for Mississippi’s Democratic gubernatorial primary are non-politicians who work, or have worked, in teaching, counseling, community development, and so provide real insights and sincere voices.
Republican candidate Bill Waller Jr may beat Reeves in the Republican primary: http://www.mpbonline.org/blogs/election/bill-waller-jr-r/
Excerpt from current AG Jim Hood statement to Mississippi Public Broadcasting: “During my time as Attorney General and earlier as district attorney, I have consistently advocated for crime victims and worked to safeguard our most vulnerable citizens. I created a cybercrime unit and domestic violence unit within the attorney general’s office. I have held corporations accountable when they have harmed our citizens and recovered over $3 billion for Mississippi’s taxpayers.” http://www.mpbonline.org/blogs/election/jim-hood-d/ Hood calling for transparency vs the Barbour machine/Tate Reeves: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/08/05/political-operatives-lobbyists-foreign-agents-fara-vs-transparency-in-the-mississippi-governors-race/
Valesha P. Williams: “I will fight for what Mississippians deserve: Affordable Health Care for All, Quality Education, Economic Stability, Criminal Justice Reform, Steady Infrastructure, and Environmental Protection.” http://www.mpbonline.org/blogs/election/velesha-p-williams-d In the video, she is the only candidate who reminded people that infrastructure is more than just bridges and highways, but water and communications, such as high speed internet.
Gregory Wash “I am a disabled veteran. A human rights activist. A song writer… An entrepreneur. I am starting a nonprofit to feed the homeless and help our kids.” http://www.mpbonline.org/blogs/election/gregory-wash-d/ In the video he says that we go overseas, we help other countries build their countries up, and our roads are a mess, and Jackson, the capital city, is like a war zone.
Albert Wilson says that one thing that’s not crumbled, because it’s never been there, and that is economic development. He wants educated Mississippians to be able to stay in Mississippi so that their talent can be used in the state. He says much more in the video. Read about his Genesis and Light Center here: https://www.genesisandlightcenter.com
Robert J. Ray: “He has been an Alcohol & Drug Counselor; Therapist and Leader of Trainers for 43 years; also a family Herbalist who help sick and diseased neighbors to recovery” http://www.mpbonline.org/blogs/election/robert-j-ray-d/
Robert Shuler Smith is the Hinds County DA and wants his criminal justice reform to include decriminalization of marijuana. He wants Mississippi to grow marijuana as a cash crop (LOL). He is apparently considered the one most likely to be in a run-off with Hood, but based on the video our least favorite of the candidates.
About the Republican candidate Bill Wall Jr: http://www.mpbonline.org/blogs/election/bill-waller-jr-r/ Bill Waller’s father, a Democratic governor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Waller
A few of Mississippi’s “recent” Democratic governors who had tried to do good things for the state.
Allain kept it from becoming a nuclear waste dump: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Allain