HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - After a dirty primary season for Mississippi Republicans, the Democratic candidate for United States Senate is focused on moving Mississippi forward.
"We've come from a tough primary, people have election fatigue," said candidate Travis Childers on a stop in Hattiesburg Wednesday morning. "I'm the candidate who I think can unite this state back together."
Childers strayed from discussing the Republican primary and runoff, and instead wanted to focus on his platform for the November general election: fully funding education, job growth and equal pay for women. That's why he's traveling the Pine Belt this week to hear the concerns of voters.
"We look forward to meeting them, sharing our ideas and our vision for the state of Mississippi, and quite frankly, just listening to them and seeing what is on their minds," he said.
Childers, a Booneville native, served one term in the House of Representatives. And although elected as a Democrat, he admitted sometimes it was necessary to compromise with other members.
"I voted across party lines when I thought the other side had a better idea," said Childers. "I know what it's like to be up there and get things done."