Mike’s Missives: #MS01 Pirkle Leading in COH; Dems Endorse Zinn as Candidates Jaunt Towards May 12th

By: Mike Biggs

With little over a week left, candidates are making a mad dash towards the finish line in hopes of representing North Mississippi in congress. 13 candidates are vying to serve the remainder of deceased congressman Alan Nunnelee’s term.

Below is a snapshot of the most recent campaign finance information for 12 of the 13 candidates. Daniel Sparks of Belmont has yet to file his pre-special finance report.

Note: Highlighted figure represents amount of cash on hand.

Candidate Name| Cash On Hand- 4/30| Total Reciepts- 4/30| Total Expenditures

Greg Pirkle| $146,585| $34,364| $132,531

Mike Tagert| $126,572| $125,205| $159,842

Sam Adcock| $117,263| $55,860| $92,505|

Henry Ross| $58,696| $8,047| $30,724

Starner Jones| $58,667| $158,150| $242,820

Ed Holliday| $58,521| $5,245| $46,903

Trent Kelly| $57,150| $22,334| $54,737

Boyce Adams| $54,041| $130,512| $139,969

Nancy Collins| $34,956| $184,741| $151,565

Quentin Whitwell| $24,727| $23,230| $59,564

Chip Mills| $18,898| $17,900| $84,260

Walter Zinn| $2,752| $11,552| $8,974

Democratic Chairman Rickey Cole Endorses Walter Zinn

Throughout North Mississippi, working people are having to make tough choices every day. Some are getting ahead, many are just holding on, and way too many are falling behind. The average person is in a constant bind trying to make ends meet.

It is easy to blame our present situation on any leader or group we chose. But blaming somebody doesn’t fix the problems. In fact, the endless back and forth blame game politicians play is just a distraction that makes things worse.

On Tuesday, May 12, voters in North Mississippi have a chance to elect a Congressman who has a proven record of getting things done. Walter Zinn of Pontotoc is goal-oriented and results-driven. Walter knows how to work with people from all walks of life. He is a positive, hard-charging problem solver. Like most North Mississippians, he is a fair, even-handed person, but relentless when pushing forward for what’s right.

Walter Zinn is just as at home on your back patio as he is at the Capitol. All will be welcome and well-represented in Congressman Zinn’s office.

Matthew 20:16 says that the last shall be first and the first shall be last. On May 12, mark the last name on the ballot, Walter Zinn.


Rickey Cole Chairman, Mississippi Democratic Party