Phil Bryant campaigns at Hub "Forestry for Phil" event

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Just 2 days after he took part in a statewide, televised gubernatorial debate, Republican Lt. Governor Phil Bryant made a campaign stop in Hattiesburg Saturday, to speak with local residents in the foresty industry.

A "Forestry for Phil" fish fry was held at the Lake Terrace Convention Center.

Bryant says if elected governor, his administration will continue to support Mississippi timber producers and bio-fuels.

"We're the Saudi Arabia of trees," said Bryant. "We now have the system to turn those trees into fuel oil. We're going to lead the nation in that, create jobs, go hi-tech with it and it's amazing how much the Pine Belt is going to benefit because of it," Bryant said.

He says if he wins the Aug. 2 primary, he'll look forward to another debate with the Democratic nominee.

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