Young's Family Objects to Photo

The family of the late state Rep. Charles Young is seeking to stop a political ad that uses a picture of him.

John C. Harris

The family of the late state Rep. Charles Young is seeking to stop a political ad that uses a picture of him.

The special election to fill Young's seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives is Tuesday.

A television commercial for Democrat John Harris has a picture of the candidate and Young in it, with the work 'loyalty' underneath it. Young's family objects and filed for an injunction late Monday to stop the ad from airing.

Harris ran against Young in the 2007 elections. The family of Mr. Young is supporting Wilbert Jones, director of Greater Meridian Health Clinic, to succeed Young in the state house.

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  • by Family Location: Mdn on Jun 10, 2009 at 06:23 AM
    I think the tide has died down. What Mr. Harris did not realize is that by doing what he did and with the Young Family response, he gave Wilbert Jones free publicity. Thanks!
  • by et tu Location: mcc on Jun 9, 2009 at 04:14 PM
    You don't have to hate John Harris or anybody else to hate his actions. His actions are deplorable & unethical. He seems to just want to be in the public eye & will do just about anything to get there. He is the one who needs to take a back seat, or better yet, just get off the bus altogether. He is just bringing himself down further each time he pulls these kinds of stunts. He is NOT loyal to anybody but John Harris & it shows in everything he does. I don't think it's about him thinking about how much harm he's doing to anybody, it's about that he doesn't CARE what he does to anyone else or himself. That tells you what kind of public servant he will make. He is what we already think of politicians have become, there is no question about it.
  • by jody Location: meridian on Jun 9, 2009 at 03:22 PM
    this is another ploy by a desperate, loose cannon...
  • by Loretta Bennett Location: Meridian on Jun 9, 2009 at 03:08 PM
    It seem as if some ppls are hating on john harris,because they have no skills to run for the seat themselves or they dont have enough money to run an ad
  • by Citizen Location: Meridian on Jun 9, 2009 at 02:56 PM
    The Young family may not have a copyright on their father's picture or name or likeness. However they have EVERY right to voice objection to John Harris using the picture during the campaign and the word "loyalty" underneath. I don't blame them at all. John Harris ran an ugly campaign against the late Rep Young in 2007 and to use the picture is down right dis-tasteful. John Harris just just keeps doing stupid things so he can be in the news!!!!
  • by someone who knows all about HARRIS Location: somewhere in Lauderdale County on Jun 9, 2009 at 02:44 PM
    , Ralph , June 8, says a lot about nothing, indeed the location Red Line says a lot about him. All the shouting is much ado about nothing. Yes, please YOUNG family, leave this buffoon alone. Everything he does is for his own self interest, not because he was loyal to anyone, or anyone was loyal to him. And, , no doubt he will do exactly that, he is so full of himself. His party (or whomever he thinks his party is at any given time), will dissolve into the woodwork as his lies unfold. His place in public service is no doubt due to expire in short order. Maybe at that, he just might find a job as a short order cook! But then again, I don't think I would like to eat at any eatery establishment he services. Would you?
  • by Betty Location: Meridian on Jun 9, 2009 at 11:10 AM
    Congratulations Harris you did it again. Now stand up and take a bow before you leave.
  • by Anonymous Location: District 82 on Jun 9, 2009 at 10:05 AM
    I agree with Family. Lets let CLY Sr. rest in peace. Mr. Harris does not even realize how much harm he is doing to him self. We as a community really need to pray for him, because he has truly lost it and does not know what fool he is making of him self. I really feel sorry for him. This is so sad that this man is behaving in such a way. He needs prayer before he does harm to himself.
  • by Family Location: Mdn on Jun 9, 2009 at 09:04 AM
    The point was to nip it in the bud. My understanding is that so many people called the family outraged at the ad that they felt they needed to let everyone know how they feel. Everyone please let CLY Sr. rest in peace. He has served our community well and deserves not to be used as a pawn in silly games. As far as Chuck and Sandy are concerned, you mr. blogger probably can't qualify for dog catcher either!
  • by annonymous Location: outside Mdn on Jun 9, 2009 at 07:02 AM
    John Harris has nothing to do with Charles Young & his campaign has nothing to do with the late representative. It would behoove the Young family to let HARRIS fall on his own merit which undoubtedly he will do. They are just doing themselves harm by continuing this nonsense. It doesn't benefit a person (or family) to challenge a fool.
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