Tate Reeves visits Hattiesburg brewery on campaign stop

Tate Reeves visits Hattiesburg brewery on campaign stop

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves was in Hattiesburg Saturday afternoon, just a few days after he announced he is running for re-election.

Reeves made a campaign stop at Southern Prohibition Brewing. The two-year-old business is part of a small, but growing craft beer industry across the state.

Reeves said he wanted to show his support for Job creators. He also said he's working hard to give small businesses some tax relief.

"Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and we're going to continue to work to try to get government out of their way," Reeves said. "We've got too many regulations, most of them coming from Washington. We've got too many taxes, too much coming out of individuals' pockets, too much coming out of small business people's pockets," he said.

"There are a lot of breweries opening up in our state and we're all contributing to our local economies and doing a good thing for our state," said Quinby Chunn, owner of Southern Prohibition Brewing. "And it's exciting to have Mr. Reeves here to show support for that," he said.

Reeves also campaigned Saturday in Newton and Meridian.