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State wide political candidates campaign in Purvis

PURVIS, MS (WDAM) - Law enforcement officers and officials statewide gathered in Purvis for the monthly "First Friday" luncheon. First Friday was also a place for some political candidates to campaign and spread their message to voters.

Steve Simpson, the Republican candidate for Attorney General stopped by to tell voters that as the states AG, he will fight President Obama's healthcare reform. Simpson feels it will put small businesses in danger, eliminate job creation and reduce the benefits of medicaid while increasing taxes to pay for it.

Simpson said, "We are telling people about my self and my experience, my credentials as a judge, a prosecutor and the Commissioner of Public Safety but we are listening a lot. We are listening to the concerns of Mississippian's, talking about the issues that are important to them. They are worried about the direction our country and our state is being taken."

Meanwhile, Republican candidate for State Treasurer Lynn Fitch was also campaigning in Purvis, thanking all of her supporters in the runoff election.

Fitch said she is aware of the tough economic times facing this state and nation and will look at every dollar very closely as State Treasurer.

"They really want someone who is experienced, who is comfortable in the job and someone who  can begin working on day one. There are several areas that are very critical as we approach 2012. The economy is going to be a driving factor, I will particularly look into education and the bond debt."

Election day is Nov, 8.

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