Phil Bryant announces he is running for Governor

By Colleen Donovan - bio | email

HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - Mississippi's Lieutenant Governor, Phil Bryant, made his 2011 plans known on Monday by announcing he is running for Governor.

Bryant shared the news with family, supporters and state lawmakers at Chain Electric in Hattiesburg. He said if he is elected Governor of Mississippi, his top priority will include job creation.

He said this can be accomplished through low taxes and a positive legal climate. Bryant, a Southern Miss graduate, also said Pine Belt support will be critical to the success of his Gubernatorial campaign.

According to Bryant, "Being a Southern Miss grad, my daughter went to Southern Miss, my son is there now. The Southern Miss family has turned out all over the state of Mississippi for me. They made all the difference when I was running for Lieutenant Governor and I believe they are going to make the difference in this campaign for Governor."

Phil Bryant said his campaign has already raised two million dollars in preparation for the Mississippi Governor's race.

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