Notes from October 1, 2012 Forum

Below is a sample of the media coverage of the October 1, 2012 Forum.

(AP) – State Rep. Earle Banks says his campaign is not taking money from political action committees as he runs for a state Supreme Court seat, but the campaign of the man he’s trying to unseat is accepting contributions from PACs.  More… 

State Rep. Earle Banks, D-Jackson, left, jokes with his opponent, Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller Jr., during n debate Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at the Stennis Luncheon in Jackson, Miss. Waller seeks reelection and Banks, a veteran legislator, wants to unseat him. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

(Clarion-Ledger) – He is the folksy chief justice of Mississippi.Bill Waller Jr. has headed the Mississippi Supreme Court since 2009 and been a member since 1996. To keep his seat on the nine-member state high court for another eight years, he must fend off a challenge from state Rep. Earle Banks, a Jackson attorney and businessman.  More…

(MBJ – Magnolia Marketplace) – Mississippi Supreme Court District 1 Candidates Bill Waller Jr. and Rep. Earle Banks touted different kinds of experience Monday as they made their case to about 50 people at a Stennis Capitol Press Corps luncheon.  More…

(MPB) – State Representative Earle Banks is trying to unseat incumbent Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. in November. MPB’s Daniel Cherry reports, the challenger, Banks, hopes to gain ground by making part of the campaign about political contributions.  More...

(WAPT-TV) – State Rep. Earle Banks said his campaign is not taking money from political action committees as he runs for a state Supreme Court seat, but the campaign of the man he’s trying to unseat is accepting contributions from PACs.  More…

(WLBT-TV – video) – Challenger criticizes Chief Justice over campaign money.    More…

(WTOK) – Two candidates vying for the central district Mississippi Supreme Court seat are touting their experience in the courtroom and state politics. One of them is taking aim at the other because of campaign funds.  More …

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