State Supreme Court Ignores O'Hara Request

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Shawn O'Hara of Hattiesburg, who wants to
run for two statewide offices in the 2011 election.

In March, the state Democratic Party executive committee refused to allow O'Hara's name on the Aug. 2 primary ballot in
the state treasurer's race.

O'Hara had already filed to run for Mississippi treasurer as a Democrat and for governor in the general election as a Reform Party candidate.

State law says a candidate may run for only one statewide office
at a time.

A Hinds County judge this month threw out O'Hara's complaint.
The Supreme Court Friday denied O'Hara's petition.


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  • by C Location: Meridian on Jul 31, 2011 at 07:51 AM
    Terry, please learn how to spell before you post a comment in which hundreds of people will read.
  • by Peabody Location: Valley Road on Jul 30, 2011 at 11:07 PM
    Here's your sign. You must be a redneck if ----. What a fool.
  • by Wayne Location: Collinsville on Jul 30, 2011 at 09:44 PM
    Why is this even an issue? If state law says it can't be done, then that should be the end of the story. We can not ignore laws just because we don't like them. It's sad that a man that wants to enforce state law can not understand those laws.
  • by TERRY Location: SEBASTOPOL on Jul 30, 2011 at 11:49 AM
    THATS GOT TO BE A DUMB _____ DEMCCRATIC
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