Merle Flowers Issues Threat To McDaniel Supporters On Behalf Of Mitch McConnell

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 15th, 2018 at 9:01 am

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Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Elections, Ethics, Federal Government, Merle Flowers, Mississippi, News, Political Action Groups, Politics, US Congress

Merle Flowers, leader of the Mississippi Victory Fund, warned a prominent Chris McDaniel supporter’s girlfriend that “Mitch McConnell will leave no stone unturned, including Personal Stuff.” Flowers made the threat in a text message.

Nelson and Parker in runoff to finish up run for District 19 State Senate seat.

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 7th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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Filed Under: Desoto County, Elections, Legislature, Merle Flowers, Mississippi, MS State Government, North Mississippi, Politics, Republican, Southaven

Olive Branch optometrist David Parker and former Entergy official Pat Nelson will likely face each other in a run-off in the State Senate District 19 race. With 37 precincts of 38 reporting, Parker captured 34.76 percent of the vote, compared to Nelson with 27.45 and 26.61 for Kevin Blackwell. Mike Smith received 11.57 percent of […]

North Mississippi legislative special elections will run under old lines

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 10th, 2012 at 6:12 am

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Filed Under: Desoto County, Elections, Legislature, Merle Flowers, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Politics, Republican

The officials say the U.S. Department of Justice didn’t approve new legislative districts until after qualifying opened, making it impractical to use the new lines that lawmakers redrew during the 2012 legislative sessions. Federal officials or a federal court must approve all election changes in Mississippi and other southern states under the 1965 Voting Rights […]

Tate Reeves shifts committee heads after Flowers resigns post

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 16th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

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Filed Under: Education, Energy, John Polk, Merle Flowers, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Politics, Republican, Tate Reeves

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is moving two senators into committee chairmanships. Republican Terry Burton of Newton is the new leader of the Energy Committee, and Republican John Polk of Hattiesburg is head of the Universities and Colleges Committee. The Energy Committee was previously chaired by Republican Merle Flowers of Southaven, who resigned from the […]

Governor Bryant sets special election for Desoto County Senate seat

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 16th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

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Filed Under: Desoto County, Elections, Governor, Legislature, Merle Flowers, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, North Mississippi, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Retirement

Gov. Phil Bryant has set a special election to fill the Senate seat once held by retired Sen. Merle Flowers. “The Senate District 19 election will be held Nov. 6 so voters may have a timely opportunity to elect a new senator without bearing the cost of a special election,” Bryant said in a release. […]

Senator Merle Flowers picks family over politics, says goodbye to the legislature.

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 14th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

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Filed Under: Desoto County, Legislature, Merle Flowers, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Politics, Republican, Retirement

Republican state Sen. Merle Flowers of Olive Branch, a businessman, marathon runner and former high school valedictorian, wraps up more than nine years as DeSoto County’s senior Senator Wednesday after a farewell speech at the Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. Flowers, 43, announced his resignation three weeks after the State Legislature adjourned its […]

Analysis: Miss. gov candidates spit on voter ID

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 26th, 2011 at 8:55 am

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Filed Under: Democrats, Joey Fillingane, Johnny Dupree, Legislature, Merle Flowers, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, Phil Bryant, Republican, State Ballot Initiative

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers have squabbled for at least 15 years about whether to require voters to show a driver’s license or other form of identification at the polls. They haven’t enacted a voter ID law, but the issue never disappears and the passion surrounding it never seems to diminish. Now, it’s moving […]