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Local Republican headquarters open

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Senator Thad Cochran cut the ribbon to officially open the Forrest and Lamar Republican Headquarters on Thursday.

Congressman Steven Palazzo and Sen. Cochran thanked everyone for their support and for being in attendance.

"If you know anything about campaigns, ground zero is where the grass roots meet the candidates. There are the people that make the phone calls, knock on doors, put up signs, this is where they tell their friends, and bring literature back to their community. It allows them to push their candidate," Rep. Steven Palazzo said. 

Sen. Cochran said that being with Rep. Palazzo is a symbol of the influence they could have by working together in the United States Congress, House of Representative, and the U.S. Senate.

"I am very comfortable here in the Pine Belt and I feel that the support is obviously very genuine and serious," Sen. Cochran said.

Sen. Cochran said that he and Rep. Palazzo were excited about the upcoming campaign and the volunteers were making a big difference.

Sen. Cochran said, "I have not really followed the procedure. I know that he continues to have legal actions that are up to the courts to decide. I respect those decisions. Up to now he [Rep. Palazzo] has not won any and I expect that he will not will this one."

Cochran's attorneys are preparing to block McDaniel's challenge, according to Cochran.

Cochran must file arguments to the Mississippi Supreme Court by Wednesday at midnight.

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