Thursday, December 13, 2007

Mike Moore Will Not Run for Senator

The Clarion Ledger is reporting that Mike Moore has said he will not run for the U S Senate seat being vacated by Trent Lott.

“I am happy doing what I am doing, my family is happy, and I look forward to making a big difference in my state and nation,” Moore said in a statement. “I have seriously considered the U.S. Senate vacancy as my friends urged me to do, but I have always known that what I am doing now is good enough for me.”
This is very sad news, since Moore would have made a fantastic U S Senator. I'm a big supporter, and I'm very disappointed, especially since Moore had the best chance of any Democratic candidate to get elected.

Many are speculating this announcement was somehow a result of the Scruggs indictment. There is no doubt the Republicans would have used his relationship with Scruggs against him. And of course, Republicans are all hoping he and Attorney General Jim Hood - the bright stars of the Mississippi Democratic Party - are indicted as well - or at least tarnished by the Scruggs brush. Personally, I'm not worried a bit - let them rant and rave.

Cross posted at the Cotton Mouth Blog


Anonymous said...

Hi Casey,

Any thoughts on the Latham situation? Personally, I'm sickened (although not surprised) to know that personal feelings are what caused a decent and honest man to lose this position. The thing is, he'll be fine. It's not like he needs the income (or likely the headache). The county will be the poorer.

How sad that petty small-town vendettas never end.

Anonymous said...

Along those lines, I'd like to ask what you think about Watts replacing Grennell.