JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Mississippi attorney general's election opponent was in the Pine Belt Wednesday afternoon.
Mike Hurst was guest speaker at this month's Jones County Republican Women's meeting. Hurst talked about his candidacy and how the state needs a new attorney general.
"The Obama administration is sending out all types of regulations and red tape and attorneys general around the country are fighting back, but unfortunately we don't have an AG who's fighting back," said Hurst. I want to be that AG for Mississippi, I want to fight back against the things that are coming out of D.C. We need someone who's going to stand up for Mississippi and I want to be that person."
Several other GOP candidates were also in attendance including candidate for public service commissioner Sam Britton, candidate for circuit clerk Kirk Landrum, candidate for justice court Sonny Saul and State Auditor Stacey Pickering.
"Worker's University said so in 2012 that Mississippi was in the top ten at enforcing its public corruption laws," said Pickering. "We've got a great track record of taking public corruption seriously and we will continue to do that as long as I'm at the helm of the auditor's office."
More election candidates will speak next month at the Jones County Women's Republican meeting.