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In Mississippi, there were four positions open this year on the Supreme Court. Competing in District One, Position One were two candidates – incumbent Chief Justice William L. Waller, Jr. and state representative Earl Banks. In District One, Position Two, incumbent Justice Leslie King ran unopposed. In District Two, Position Three, Justice Michael K. Randolph, incumbent, ran against attorney Talmadge Braddock. Finally, in District Three, Position Three, attorney Josiah Dennis Coleman ran against attorney Richard “Flip” Phillips to fill the seat vacated by retiring Justice George Carlson.
Chief Justice William L. Waller, Jr., Justice Michael K. Randolph, and attorney Josiah Dennis Coleman won their elections.
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October 28, 2012 – Enjoy Work
Justice Bill Waller says, “It is very important to have transparency and openness in our courts.”
October 27, 2012 – Look Closer
An ad by the Improve Mississippi PAC attacking Flip Phillps and supporting Josiah Coleman, asking people to “look closer at the candidates.”
October 25, 2012 – Lie
An ad by Flip Phillips saying, “Out of state special interests are lying [about him].”
October 24, 2012 – Trial Lawyer
An ad sponsored by the Law Enforcement Alliance of America saying, “Tell Flip Phillips to stop siding with the trial lawyers.”
October 24, 2012 – Public Service is an Honor
An ad by Josiah Coleman saying, “My family taught me that public service is an honor and a duty.”
October 20, 2012 – Forty Years of Experience
An ad by Flip Phillips saying he “is ready to put his forty years of legal experience to work for us.”
October 18, 2012 – Honest Men
An ad sponsored by Justice Bill Waller Jr. talking about his experience, innovation, and leadership.
October 6, 2012 – Growing Up
An ad sponsored by Flip Phillips talking about his life and work experience.
October 4, 2012 – Guided by Faith
An ad sponsored by William L. Waller, Jr. talking about his credentials.
October 3, 2012 – Flip Phillips
An ad sponsored by the Improve Mississippi PAC accusing candidate Flip Williams of suing local companies, costing jobs, and raising insurance premiums.