LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Fourth District Republican congressional candidate Steven Palazzo was in Laurel today, to accept the endorsement of a Jones County conservative political organization. Palazzo met with members of We Surround Them-Jones County at the county courthouse this morning.
That organization officially endorsed Palazzo earlier this week.
Palazzo also took questions from members, on issues ranging from government spending to illegal immigration.
"For them to come out here and look me in the eye and know that I'm the real conservative choice to our current congressman, is extremely important to us," said Palazzo.
"People were able to ask him questions and he was able to answer those questions," said Richard Conrad, president of We Surround Them-Jones County.
"They got to hear him straight from his mouth, what he believes. That's how we're going to hold these folks accountable," Conrad said.
Palazzo will face Democratic incumbent Gene Taylor in the November 2nd general election.