GOP gubernatorial candidate Hudson Holliday questions the dearth of media coverage about his campaign and why he hasn't been invited to participate in some candidate forums. Holliday will be airing half-hour TV shows on local channels.
A release from the Holliday campaign:
Syndicated columnist Bill Minor says, “The 66-year-old Holliday has a few pluses going for him that the Kirkster didn't,” in a recent column that began with, “Enterpreneur-businessman Hudson Holliday of Poplarville could duplicate Fordice’s 1991 feat.”
The Holliday camp is entering the final two weeks before the election upbeat and is announcing Holliday will be airing his own half-hour TV shows on local cable channels at 6:30am and 12:30pm Mondays and 6:30am Tuesdays and plans to host a live ‘call-in’ TV show daily beginning next week.
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The shows will be on Comcast, Jackson, channel 98; Memphis, ch. 31; Tupelo, 199, Meridian, 95; Hattiesburg, 98; Cable One, Gulfport, 88 and Biloxi, 19.
Holliday has for months struggled to be included in news stories that have focused primarily on the two GOP candidates with the most money, Bryant and Dennis. However the last campaign report showed Holliday to have close the same funds on hand as Dennis.
Minor said, “Holliday is no run-of-the-mill variety: So serious is he that he has sunk $500,000 of his own money in the campaign.”
Another columnist, Wyatt Emmerich, wrote, “Holliday paid me a visit and I was wowed. He’s got the commanding presence of a general and said all the right things.” Emmerich went on to share Holliday’s business successes and that he serves as a county supervisor in Pearl River, elected after becoming frustrated over conditions.
He also wrote, “This guy has the whole package.”
Even noted political columnist Sid Salter recently penned, “Holliday has run a highly credible campaign that has seen him inject over $500,000 of his own funds into the race”, adding, “Since making it clear at the 2010 Neshoba County Fair his intentions to seek the state’s highest office, Holliday has never wavered from campaigning and was expected to be a factor in the GOP primary.
Holliday says today he still doesn’t understand why for so long most news stories and columns about the race have either not mentioned him at all or relegated him to being ‘a Pearl River County supervisor’. The retired general said, “Even the Mississippi Press association denied me even appearing at their convention, choosing only to hear from Bryant and Dennis.
He added, some major associations have endorsed one of these two and never even talked with me, much less asked my position on matters of interest to their group.
“But that may change now,” Holliday exclaimed, “when we begin airing full length TV shows to have voters able to know more about our campaign than can be told in the 30 second TV commercials”.