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Ronnie Shows
Ronnie Shows
Former Democratic Congressman
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      Ronnie Shows

      A native of Moselle, Mississippi, Ronnie was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1998 and served until 2003. He was an active member of the Congressional Blue Dog Caucus and served on the House Finance/Banking Committee. Ronnie is still an active alumni of the Blue Dogs and works closely on a number of initiatives with leaders in the House, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
      Early in his career, Ronnie was an educator, coach and farmer. He was then elected to local office as Circuit Clerk in Jefferson Davis County, MS and later to the Mississippi State Senate for eight years. Ronnie was elected and served for from 1988-1998 as Mississippi State Highway Director.
      Ronnie is a well-liked and well-connected advocate for his clients in Washington and enjoys broad recognition as a respected professional from Democrats and Republicans alike. Additionally, Ronnie has traveled internationally as a select election observer in Africa and Asia. Ronnie and his wife, Johnnie Ruth, enjoy their children and grandchildren from their home in Bassfield, MS.
      Ronnie holds degrees in education and political science from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Democrats Must Work Harder To Win Military Votes

              In this photo taken Jan. 26, 2011 and released by the U.S. Air Force, a CV-22 Osprey aircraft of the 8th Special Operations Squadron (SOS)

In the 2004 election, when the Iraq War was at its worst and American service members were being killed and wounded every day due to a poorly managed conflict, President George W. Bush won the military vote by a whopping 16 percentage points over Senator John Kerry, a decorated Vietnam Veteran.

Federal regulators need to abandon their ‘us versus them’ mentality

1:25 PM 07/18/2012

Republicans often attack President Obama for his administration's job-killing regulations. I am not in the White House very often, but I think the president and his team know that destroying jobs and hurting American businesses isn't a very good way to get re-elected --- and I can promise you that getting re-elected is President Obama’s top priority, as it should be. So, in my view, these Republican attacks are unfair.

The demise of the deal makers

10:59 AM 04/30/2012

If two people have their feet set in concrete, neither can move very far. That is true in life and especially when serving in the United States Congress.

What are Republicans’ real intentions for Social Security?

6:10 PM 04/25/2012

The news that Social Security will face shortfalls in the near future is not good news for the federal program that millions of American seniors and disabled folks rely on to help make ends meet. Clearly something needs to be done to fix Social Security. My fear is that Republicans are going to try to gut Social Security under the cover of "reforming" the program by eliminating "waste, fraud and abuse."

In defense of pink slime

2:56 PM 04/12/2012

Like most Americans, I love a good, juicy hamburger and am pretty thankful for the people who raise the beef, make it into an edible product and cook it for me.