The Sun Herald, 8/1/7

The Mississippi AFL-CIO on Wednesday endorsed Gary Anderson as the Democratic candidate for state insurance commissioner.

Brenda Scott, a spokeswoman for the labor union and director of the Mississippi Alliance of State Employees, lauded Anderson for refusing to accept campaign contributions from the insurance industry.

“Gary has not taken one single dime from the insurance companies. Therefore, we trust him not be under any influence,” Scott said during a news conference at AFL-CIO headquarters in Jackson.