I have raised a large amount of money from Conservatives in District 9 who wanted to see us take this seat. The momentum was on our side. The Secretary of State gave my campaign only an hour and forty-five minute notice of the original hearing to remove me from the ballot. I don't believe it was Secretary Hosemann's wishes (sic) that I be able to attend. Luckily I was already on my way to Jackson, and I was able to be there. The voters in Senate District 9 deserve more respect than this from Mr. Hosemann.
I won't pass judgement on the entire Secretary of State's office, but this particular issue has been mishandled and should frighten every Mississippian about what is going on in Jackson. This type of action from our Secretary of State only increases voter apathy, decreases participation, and continues to promote an environment of "good ole boy, status quo politics". It is bad for Mississippi.