MSGOP Week in Review

This MSGOP week in review includes updates on a significant job announcement by Governor Bryant, a notice to gun manufacturers from Speaker Philip Gunn, news on two of our federal GOP officials and several appearances throughout the state by MSGOP Chairman Joe Nosef. Also included is some “save the date” info regarding an upcoming event featuring Gov. Bobby Jindal.


Governor Bryant Announces 200+ Jobs coming to Hattiesburg

On Wednesday, Governor Phil Bryant announced that General Dynamics Information Technology will open operations in Hattiesburg, MS.  The business expects the opening to create 225 jobs by summer, 2013.

“I am proud to welcome General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of Fortune 100 Company General Dynamics, to Mississippi,” Gov. Bryant said. “The decision by General Dynamics to locate these operations here and create so many jobs for the area’s residents is great news not only for the Hattiesburg region but for the entire state, and it will certainly have a positive impact on the local community. I thank General Dynamics for placing its confidence in our business climate and in our workforce.”

The facility will be a Federal Student Aid Information Center. Workers will process applications and eligibility for more than $100 billion in federal student assistance for higher education.  Workers will also aid the public in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The facility is expected to be operational by April. For more information on this project click HERE.


Governor Phil Bryant, Senator Roger Wicker and Congressman Steven Palazzo


Speaker Gunn Calls Gun Manufacturers to Mississippi

Speaker of the House Philip Gunn sent a letter to fourteen different gun manufactures urging them to relocate their businesses to Mississippi.

“Gun manufacturers are under attack in anti-Second Amendment states,” said Speaker Gunn. “Today, I wrote a letter to CEOs of leading firearm manufacturers urging them to relocate to Mississippi where their industry and jobs will be appreciated.”

You can view the letter HERE.


Congressman Harper Wins an Award

Congressman Gregg Harper was awarded the National Association of Manufacturers Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. This award is given to a legislator who has played a large role in passing pro-manufacturing legislation that works to strengthen our economy.

Congressman Gregg Harper

“It’s important for Congress to incentivize the job creators and innovators who make America tick as our state and nation continue to recover from the global economic downturn. As your Representative, I maintain my commitment to advancing policies that encourage job growth and economic development,” Stated Congressman Harper.


Senator Roger Wicker

Senator Roger Wicker was named as the Boy Scouts’ 2013 Distinguished Citizen at the Yocona Area Council’s annual dinner. Also in attendance at the dinner was Congressman Alan Nunnelee. You can watch WTVA’s story on the Dinner HERE:

Senator Wicker has also been named Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on Air and land, which has jurisdiction over most Army and Air Force programs as well as Navy and Marine Corps tactical aviation programs.

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker



MSGOP on the Go
On Monday, the Madison County Republican Party held their annual President’s Day Gala. Speaking at the event were Governor Phil Bryant, MSGOP Chairman Joe Nosef, TN Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, Congressmen Harper and Nunnelee, and Treasurer Lynn Fitch.


Tuesday, State Auditor Pickering spoke to the students at Millsaps College. He offered the students advice on their future careers and internships.


The Noxubee and Kemper Co. Republicans Presidents’ Day Dinner was held on Tuesday night.  The event was held at the Noxubee Civic Center with guest speakers Congressman Gregg Harper and MSGOP Chairman Joe Nosef. WCBI News did a story on the event. You can view it HERE.


Chairman Nosef spoke Wednesday at the Gulfport Rotary Club.  He spoke to the club on the current status of the Republican Party, along with other associated topics.


The Governor attended the Governor’s Arts Awards yesterday at Belhaven University’s Center for the Arts. To learn more about it, visit HERE.


Next Monday, Chairman Nosef will be visting with Paul Gallo on SuperTalk Radio. Joe will be on at 8:00 a.m. Listen live HERE.





Mark your calendars to attend our MSGOP United Republican Fund Spring Dinner on Wed, April 3rd. Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana will join us along with Governor Phil Bryant. We will announce more details soon including other Republican leaders who will be in attendance.


Why Join the URF

“By investing in the United Republican Fund, you are investing in the future of the Republican Party.  Join me and many others who support conservative principles and values in our State.” – Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann

“Supporting the United Republican Fund is the best investment you can make in the Mississippi Republican Party. Through the URF we can join together to insure our party continues to be a strong voice in Mississippi.” – Jeanne Luckey, Mississippi’s RNC National Committeewoman

Click HERE for more info


Municipal Elections

As a reminder, the deadline to qualify to run in a municipal election is March 8th. If you have any questions or information to share on the municipal elections, please let us know by contacting J.D. Griffin at



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As always, thank you for your support of our Party,

Brandon Payne
Executive Director

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