The Rankin County News and publisher Marcus Bowers have developed a pattern of omitting Keith Campbell, candidate for Alderman-at-Large, off his publication’s weekly Political Announcement.
Keith Campbell is a qualified candidate for Alderman-at-Large, challenging big-spending incumbent John McHenry for the seat.
The repeated failure of Bowers’ publication to report this important news correctly would seem to indicate that either Marcus Bowers wishes to dishonestly tilt Pearl’s election scales toward John McHenry, or the Rankin County News publisher is utterly incompetent.
Bowers, who is responsible for the content of the weekly Rankin publication, has either failed to include candidate Keith Campbell’s name or has spelled it wrong in three of his publication’s recent political announcements.
The first time Marcus Bowers got the news wrong, his Rankin News incorrectly named Keith Campbell, calling him Virgil Campbell.
The second time Bowers’ publication got it wrong, he ran the announcement without Keith Campbell’s name.
Keith Campbell was naturally concerned, and so Campbell called Marcus Bowers and his staff, according to a post on Campbell’s Facebook page.
In his post Campbell mentions he even paid what appears to be some sort of extortion fee that is apparently associated with having one’s name appear on the Political Announcement card, according to Campbell’s post.
Marcus Bowers and his paper still refused to include Keith Campbell’s name on the Political Announcement in the Wednesday, May 17 publication.
It is clear the Rankin County News is playing favorites in Pearl’s municipal elections.
Mississippi Conservative Daily called Marcus Bowers and Rankin County News for comment on the story. No one answered the phone.
It is worth asking whether Bowers and his paper have been paid by the McHenry campaign or his corporate supporters, and if so, how much they’ve been paid.
Mississippi Conservative Daily will continue reporting on elections, the media, elected officials, and their shenanigans so the voters have the opportunity to get a clear picture of how their tax dollars are being spent, by whom, and how the dirty money circle is built.