Saturday, June 11, 2011
Longtime State Rep. Harvey Moss(D-Corinth,Ms.) abruptly retired this week after previously filing for reelection to the Mississippi State House ten days ago. This annoucement is huge news for the GOP. One of their top house recruits in the entire state of Mississippi is Corinth city councilman Chip Wood(R). State Rep Harvey Moss was also one of outgoing Speaker Billy McCoy's closest ally in the House over the last 8 years. The rumor mill is hot with a rumor that Mr Moss's internal polling was showing him losing by double digits to Mr Wood and this is what ultimately lead him to have a change of heart and back out of his reelection plans. The GOP is currently just eight seats short of securing their first majority in modern history in the Mississippi State House. They already have a 27-25 majority in the state senate and their expected to slightly increase that as well in the November elections.