LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg conservative political organization hosted an event Thursday night for two candidates hoping to unseat two different incumbent members of congress. The 912 Project Hattiesburg welcomed Republican Ron Vincent and Constitution Party member Thomas Cramer to a meeting at the Lamar Park Community Center.
Vincent is running against 4th Dist. Congressman Steven Palazzo in the March 13th primary.
Cramer will be on the ballot in November, hoping to defeat Senator Roger Wicker.
Both say if elected, they'll work to make deep spending cuts in the federal government.
"Nobody is doing anything," said Ron Vincent. "We haven't cut spending by a significant amount at all. There have been some minor spending cuts actually done, but we need to make some major spending cuts," Vincent said.
"Plain and simple, we have a spending problem in this country," said Thomas Cramer. "We don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem. We get rid of all this unnecessary spending and we'll start to find that we don't just reduce the deficit, we don't have a deficit," Cramer said.
During the event, Vincent challenged Congressman Palazzo to a televised debate.