Gladney critical of Palazzo veteran votes on eve of USM debate - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Gladney critical of Palazzo veteran votes on eve of USM debate

Photo credit: WDAM Photo credit: WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The Democratic challenger in the upcoming election for Congress in Mississippi's 4th Congressional District is criticizing the Republican incumbent for some of his votes on veterans issues.

And Tuesday, Mark Gladney again said Steven Palazzo is "dodging" voters by declining to take part in a debate at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Gladney hosted a news conference Tuesday morning at the Thad Cochran Center, the site of a 4th District Congressional debate, which will be held Wednesday night.

Gladney called on Palazzo to take part in the debate, which will include himself and Libertarian candidate Ric McClusky.

But, Palazzo's campaign said the three-term representative will not be attending because of scheduling conflicts.

Gladney said Palazzo should show up to explain his stance on some votes affecting veterans.

Gladney criticized Palazzo for missing a vote in September on the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016.

That bill concerned government operations, employment and affirmative action and veterans.

Gladney also criticized Palazzo for supporting another bill that he said caused the loss of some jobs at Camp Shelby.

Tuesday night in Biloxi, Palazzo said his opponents were desperate for media attention.

"This is just one of those tools in the toolbox to try to get their names out there for the voting public," Palazzo said. "I think it's a desperate attempt at media attention, but I don't work for them. I don't work for my opponents, I work for South Mississippi." 

Copyright 2016 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • USM's Tori Bowie wins 100m title at Adidas Boost Boston Games

    USM's Tori Bowie wins 100m title at Adidas Boost Boston Games

    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 18:51:14 GMT
    On Sunday, Tori Bowie won the 100m race at the 2018 Adidas Boost Boston Games. (Photo Source: Adidas Boost Boston Games)On Sunday, Tori Bowie won the 100m race at the 2018 Adidas Boost Boston Games. (Photo Source: Adidas Boost Boston Games)

    With a run time of 11:05, Torie Bowie is the 2018 Adidas Boost Boston Games 100m champion. The race took place Sunday just after 2:00 p.m. on Charles Street in Boston.  "I was really excited about the race," said Bowie just moments after her win.  There's no stopping @toribowie! After her world record 150m last year, she takes the win in the 100m this year. 11.05 for Bowie FTW.#TakeChargeBoston pic.twitter.com/9HSdeWcTn8 — adidas Boost Boston (@a...

    More >>

    With a run time of 11:05, Torie Bowie is the 2018 Adidas Boost Boston Games 100m champion. The race took place Sunday just after 2:00 p.m. on Charles Street in Boston.  "I was really excited about the race," said Bowie just moments after her win.  There's no stopping @toribowie! After her world record 150m last year, she takes the win in the 100m this year. 11.05 for Bowie FTW.#TakeChargeBoston pic.twitter.com/9HSdeWcTn8 — adidas Boost Boston (@a...

    More >>
  • Lady Bobcats make history with national championship

    Lady Bobcats make history with national championship

  • USM sweeps for 1st time at Marshall with wild 18-9 win

    USM sweeps for 1st time at Marshall with wild 18-9 win

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-05-20 03:46:50 GMT
    USM sweeps for 1st time at Marshall with wild 18-9 win; (Photo Source: WSAZ-TV)USM sweeps for 1st time at Marshall with wild 18-9 win; (Photo Source: WSAZ-TV)

    The University of Southern Mississippi ended Saturday’s regular-season baseball finale at Marshall University the same way it started, with a bang. The 18th-ranked Golden Eagles sent 13 batters to the plate in both the second and ninth innings, scoring eight runs in each, as USM finished off a first-ever sweep of the Thundering Herd on its home turf with a 18-9 victory at Epling Stadium.

    More >>

    The University of Southern Mississippi ended Saturday’s regular-season baseball finale at Marshall University the same way it started, with a bang. The 18th-ranked Golden Eagles sent 13 batters to the plate in both the second and ninth innings, scoring eight runs in each, as USM finished off a first-ever sweep of the Thundering Herd on its home turf with a 18-9 victory at Epling Stadium.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly