Monday, January 3, 2011
McBride takes momentum into the last week of campaign
It’s not easy to distinguish yourself when you're one of seven candidates running for a down ticket office in a January election but television ads help. Of the seven candidates for Northern District Transportation Commissioner, Rep. Warner McBride has far outpaced the field with his ad buys to date. Only two other candidates have run television ads and those buys were noticeably smaller than McBride’s. The McBride campaign has also picked up the endorsement of the Mississippi Association of Realtors, one of the largest trade associations in the state.
That McBride has positioned himself well won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has tracked his career in the Mississippi Legislature. In Jackson, McBride has established himself as one of the most likeable and effective leaders in the state House. As Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, McBride has helped create a transportation budget that is responsible for over fifty thousand private sector jobs. Just last year, McBride was instrumental in passing a $300,000,000.00 jobs bill that not only put Mississippians back to work, but also included money to speed up highway projects and fix unsafe bridges across the state.
In a race that is almost certainly headed for a runoff, McBride looks like a strong contender.