Eaves Defends His Record

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Arthur Eaves said Thursday that he's proud of his legal career that includes filing lawsuits against the U.S. military.

Eaves said during a news conference that he did sue the military and would do it again. He said he stood up for veterans who had not been treated right by the Pentagon bureaucrats.

His news conference was at the War Memorial building across the street from his law office in downtown Jackson. Eaves was surrounded by 10 veterans.

For the past two weeks, Gov. Haley Barbour, his Republican opponent, has been airing television commercials that say Eaves is "wrong for Mississippi."

An Army veteran, Jesse Moore, who grew up Natchez and lives in Jackson, called the Barbour ad "distasteful."

Barbour, who turns 60 on Monday, and Eaves, who is 41, face off in the
Nov. 6 election.

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  • by Mark Location: Meridian on Oct 18, 2007 at 06:25 PM
    Trial lawyers always go after the deepest pockets. To "stand up for veterans who have not been treated right?" No! To deepen their own pockets. Don't be fooled. If this guy sues the military he is suing you and me and taking our tax money. And yes, you should take it personally. He isn't punishing "Pentagon bureaucrats."
  • by Jon Location: Marion on Oct 18, 2007 at 06:10 PM
    Of course, he is proud of his lawsuits; they padded his wallet. John Arthur Eaves loves to reference the Bible; yet, he seems to have conveniently skipped over 1Corinthians 6: 1-8. Make no mistake trial lawyers ultimately stand up for only themselves and their bank accounts.
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