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[MS] O'Hara wants to run for 8 elected statewide offices
|Last Edited||ArmyDem Feb 20, 2007 04:42pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Clarion-Ledger|
|News Date||Monday, February 19, 2007 10:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||By Emily Wagster Pettus |
The Associated Press
Shawn O'Hara wants to be Mississippi's governor.
He also wants to be the lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, agriculture commissioner and insurance commissioner.
The self-described business consultant and movie producer from Hattiesburg - a perennial but so far unsuccessful fixture on the state political scene - filed papers with the Mississippi Democratic Party this past week to run for all eight statewide offices. He also paid the required candidates' fees of about $1,800.
Officials in the attorney general's office say there's nothing in Mississippi law to prohibit a candidate from running for more than one office at a time.
The chairman of the state House Elections Committee, Rep. Tommy Reynolds, D-Charleston, says there would be a problem with one person serving in more than one full-time, statewide elected position.
"I don't think that's going to be tested," Reynolds said, assessing O'Hara's chances of winning multiple offices.
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