Sec. of State candidates Britton, Watson speak to Forrest-Lamar GOP Women

Sec. of State candidates Britton, Watson speak to Forrest-Lamar GOP Women
GOP secretary of state candidates Sam Britton (left) and Michael Watson spoke to Forrest-Lamar Republican Women Tuesday. (Photo source: WDAM) (Source: WDAM)

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The two Republican candidates who hope to be Mississippi’s new Secretary of State campaigned in Lamar County Tuesday.

Southern District Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton and State Senator Michael Watson spoke at a meeting of Forrest-Lamar Republican Women.

Britton touted his success in settling with Mississippi Power regarding the Kemper County Plant, while Watson said voters should consider him because of his conservative voting record.

“In one term, I went there and we resolved that issue,” Britton said. “When I got there, it had been ten years going, billions of dollars over-budget and no end in sight. In my first (term), we brought Kemper to an end.”

“The great thing is I have a 12-year voting record that people can take a look at and study and understand hey, he doesn’t just say he’s a conservative, he votes as a conservative and I think that’s an important [distinguishing factor]," Watson said.

The primary is Aug. 6.

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