Palazzo a no-show at candidate forum, appears an hour later - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Palazzo a no-show at candidate forum, appears an hour later in Eastabuchie

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Republican U.S. Congressional candidate Steve Palazzo was a no-show today at an AARP-sponsored candidate's forum in Hattiesburg, but he appeared about an hour later in Eastabuchie.

Palazzo was scheduled to take questions along with incumbent Congressman Gene Taylor and Libertarian candidate Tim Hampton.

A Palazzo campaign worker notified organizers the GOP candidate had a "personal emergency" and wouldn't be appearing.

The AARP candidate forum ended just before 3 p.m. At about that time Palazzo arrived at Mak's store in Eastabuchie, a gas station and restaurant, where he shook hands and spoke with voters.  

Palazzo said he didn't appear because of a scheduling error and not because of a family emergency. He added he took full responsibility for the mistake.

Copyright 2010 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • USM downs visiting North Texas, 85-78

    USM downs visiting North Texas, 85-78

    Saturday, January 20 2018 9:03 PM EST2018-01-21 02:03:46 GMT

    Junior guard Tyree Griffin scored a career-high 29 points as the University of Southern Mississippi downed the North Texas University 85-78 Saturday evening at Green Coliseum..

    More >>

    Junior guard Tyree Griffin scored a career-high 29 points as the University of Southern Mississippi downed the North Texas University 85-78 Saturday evening at Green Coliseum..

    More >>
  • Dupree, Marx, remember deadly Jan. 21 tornado as anniversary nears

    Dupree, Marx, remember deadly Jan. 21 tornado as anniversary nears

  • Hailes, Brown spark Lady Eagles past MTSU, 61-53

    Hailes, Brown spark Lady Eagles past MTSU, 61-53

    Saturday, January 20 2018 7:32 PM EST2018-01-21 00:32:41 GMT
    (Photo source: USM)(Photo source: USM)

    University of Southern Mississippi sophomore guard Shonte Hailes posted her first double-double of the season Saturday afternoon with a game-high 20 points and a career-best 13 rebounds and junior swingman Megan Brown added 10 points and six rebounds in a 61-53 win over Middle Tennessee State University.

    More >>

    University of Southern Mississippi sophomore guard Shonte Hailes posted her first double-double of the season Saturday afternoon with a game-high 20 points and a career-best 13 rebounds and junior swingman Megan Brown added 10 points and six rebounds in a 61-53 win over Middle Tennessee State University.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly