Campaign Notebook

By NEMS Daily Journal

GOP debates scheduled in Columbus, Tupelo
– The three candidates for the 1st Congressional District Republican nomination will meet this Tuesday in a debate at Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus and on May 4 at the American Legion hall in Tupelo.
In the Columbus debate this week, Angela McGlowan, Alan Nunnelee and Henry Ross will meet on the campus of the Mississippi University for Women in Rent Auditorium from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The debate will be moderated by MSMS senior and Young Republican president Marissa Martini.
The Tupelo debate on May 4, sponsored by the Tupelo Tea Party, is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. It will be moderated by Stephen M. Crampton, vice president of legal affairs and general counsel for the Liberty Foundation.
Anyone wishing to propose questions for the Tupelo debate may do so by e-mailing them to tea@tupeloteaparty.com.

McGlowan calls for Firearms Freedom Act
– OXFORD – Angela McGlowan of Oxford, a Republican House candidate, has urged the state of Mississippi to propose and pass legislation exempting the state’s firearm, firearm accessory and ammunition manufacturers from the Commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution over where the product is retained in the state.
“First, the federal government continues to trample on state’s rights with mandates and federalization of all manner of regulations controlling those states,” she said. “Second, the attempt to control the production, purchase and distribution of firearms and related products through the Commerce clause is a clear back door attempt to regulate and diminish the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of this state.”
More information can be found at: www.mcglowanforcongress.com.

Nunnelee’s Social Security stance is questioned
– WASHINGTON – National Democrats last week highlighted congressional candidate Alan Nunnelee’s continued silence on whether he supports controversial plans to privatize Social Security.
They claim he continues to dodge the question – reaching its 60th day – because he may fear the political consequences of joining his Republican primary rivals in planning to gamble Social Security funds on Wall Street.
Nunnelee has acknowledged that “we face a serious problem” with Social Security, but has not offered specific solutions.

Nunnelee holds town hall meeting
– TUPELO – Alan Nunnelee, Republican candidate for Congress, has started a series of town hall meetings throughout the 1st Congressional District.
Upcoming meetings include New Albany, May 3, 5 p.m.; Tishomingo, May 15, 10 a.m.; Pontotoc Chamber of Commerce, May 22, 10 a.m.; DeSoto County, TBA, May 22.
More details about the events will be announced when they’re known, his campaign said.
“I can’t be your voice in Washington unless I’m willing to listen,” Nunnelee said. “Even though we may not agree on every issue, it is important to have this open discussion.”