PBRC meeting focuses on local candidates

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - GOP candidates and voters from the Hattiesburg area gathered for the last meeting of a recently-formed Republican organization before the Aug. 2 primary. The 5th monthly meeting of the Pine Belt Republican Club at Southern Miss featured several campaign speeches, mostly from candidates running in local elections.

"The Pine Belt Republican Club was organized to help Republican candidates across the state and also local," said Ron Vincent, president of the Pine Belt Republican Club. "It's been very successful. We've had a lot of good feedback, a lot of positive feedback from the candidates, as well as the other attendees," Vincent said.

The organization's next meeting will be held just a few days before the August run-off elections.

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