PURVIS, MS (WDAM) - Campaign season is heating up in Mississippi and some candidates for statewide office are getting warm receptions as they make their way around the Magnolia State.
Several incumbents stopped by a law enforcement luncheon in Purvis Friday to speak to law officers and first responders. Among them were State Auditor Stacey Pickering, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch and State Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney.
All of them said they enjoyed old-fashioned, face-to-face campaigning.
"The best campaigning is personal, when they can look you in the eye, you can actually visit with the folks who put you in office," Pickering said.
"We have great people across the state and so, to have the opportunity to visit, ask what's on their mind, ask how I can be a better public servant to them, it just means a lot to me," Fitch said.
"What I like is getting out and meeting people," Chaney said. "You can read somebody's face, you know what they're thinking, you can hear their story."
The primary elections are on Aug. 4.