One of the most striking differences among
the three candidates for lieutenant governor during a debate
Saturday was in how they said they'd appoint chairmen to lead
Mississippi Senate committees.
Democrat Jamie Franks said he would choose a diverse group of
chairmen - black and white, Democratic and Republican - who "look
Republican Phil Bryant said he would consult interest groups,
such as teachers, to get their ideas about which senators they'd
like to see in leadership roles. He said he might not agree with
the groups' ideas, but he wants to hear them.
And, Republican Charlie Ross said he would appoint chairmen who
share his conservative philosophy.
"The great thing about America is that elections matter," Ross
The three debated at the Mississippi Press Association
convention at the Beau Rivage resort.