Letters to the Editor: June 8, 2014

other_letters_editorGOP primary ‘conservatism’ may be unaffordable for us

The Senate primaries made it very clear whom we may trust to be “true” conservatives. The Washington Post reports that more than $12 million dollars were spent by Cochran and McDaniel on the first Republican primary.

I assume they will spend about the same amount in the runoff election. Is this what the Republican/Tea Party calls “conservative?” And do Republican voters who elected the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, et al, have a valid reason in turning their backs on these officials, all of whom supported Thad Cochran in the primary? Perhaps a more important question is, “Do Republican voters find much sense in trashing Cochran, who brought zillions to Mississippi, and supporting McDaniel who will bring Lord knows what?”

In the long run, Travis Childers is looking better and better!

Gene Asbury

Tupelo

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For some, voting options remain for primary runoff

There will be a runoff in the Republican U.S. Senate race.

I called the circuit clerk and learned about the voting laws for a primary runoff.

If you voted in the Democratic primary Tuesday, you cannot change your preference and participate in this Republican primary runoff. If you are registered to vote and did not vote yesterday, you can vote in this runoff.

If you have not registered to vote, it is too late for this runoff. It is important to do so, and you can vote in the election in November for either party. If you do not have a voter I.D., you can easily obtain one without cost. Contact anyone involved in the process. A valid driver’s license with your picture is sufficient.

This close primary shows us how important our single vote is. Please register and vote. You will have more right to complain if you are not happy with the results.

Susan Church

Tupelo

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Why send a beginner for senatorial post?

Poor Mississippi.

We send gentlemen statesmen to Washington. We let them stay long enough to learn the ropes and rise to offices of leadership and then we decide they have had the job long enough so we send another beginner to work who is being financed by money coming from outside of Mississippi.

Why can’t we keep somebody who knows the job instead of sending a new beginner? What could you have done in Washington if you were outnumbered?

Peggy Campbell

Pontotoc