Gulf Coast legislator selected as House leader

JACKSON – David Baria, a Bay St.Louis attorney and small business owner, has been selected by the minority party in the Mississippi House to serve as its leader….

…“We have to do a better job with our messaging. It appears the default position for Mississippians right now is to vote Republican because Republicans have been better at messaging, but I don’t think they have been better at governing.”

Rep. Jay Hughes, an Oxford freshman, also vied for the post.

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