Compton Calls on Luckett to Verify Residency

By: Mike McDaniel
By: Mike McDaniel

Democrat William Compton, Jr., of Meridian, is accusing a fellow Democrat of not satisfying the qualifications to be placed on the ballot and run for governor.

Compton said Luckett, from Clarksdale, needs to show his tax returns from the five previous years to put to rest concerns that Luckett hasn't been a resident of the state for at least five years, which state law requires.

Luckett has already been approved by the Mississippi Democratic Party to be placed on the ballot. Compton says it would be a mistake to leave it that way, if records aren't provided.

"If he does so, he will reassure voters that he is an honest man of integrity and a true Democrat," said Compton. "If he does not, he will leave doubt about his candidacy, his integrity and his honor."

In response to the allegations Luckett said, "I have been a Mississippi resident since I was brought here when I was six weeks old by my father and if anyone suggests otherwise, it's purely a political agenda."

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  • by veteran Location: lauderdale county on Jul 13, 2011 at 08:37 AM
    who cares, the dems dont stand a chance in the general election anyway. we have had the best govenor in my lifetime in there the last 8 years, and the people are not going back to a dem in the gov mansion anytime soon. whoever gets the republican nomination will be the next govenor, or the state has lost its sanity
  • by Peabody Location: Valley Road on Jul 13, 2011 at 07:27 AM
    Isn't this the guy that wants to raise taxes on gas, cigarettes, ect. to balance the budget?
  • by Jody Location: Union on Jul 12, 2011 at 10:21 PM
    My kid was scared of his mustache.
  • by ivy Location: collinsville on Jul 12, 2011 at 08:59 PM
    What's wrong with showing a birth certificate,everyone should have one. If you need one to get passport than you should have one when you run for political office.
  • by citizen Location: meridian on Jul 12, 2011 at 05:28 PM
    Another voice: You are correct, I dislike people that have to put others down to make themselves seem to be something they are not. This is one person I will not vote for just because of his attitude. If the voters would all turn their backs on these kind of mudslingers then maybe they would either leave or run clean campaigns.
  • by another voice Location: meridian on Jul 12, 2011 at 03:58 PM
    Its just a shame that candidates can not run on their own merits! I always shy away from those that resort to mudslinging and negative campaign tactics! If they have to tear down their opponents in order to build themselves up.. I dont think they are qualified themselves.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 12, 2011 at 03:45 PM
    Maybe he will want a copy of his birth certificate, too.
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