Bryant’s message called ‘encouraging’

Dozens of dignitaries and former state leaders were among the crowd packed into the House chamber for Phil Bryant’s inauguration Tuesday.

“It was a very encouraging positive message,” Republican U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper said of Bryant’s inauguration speech.

In addition to Harper, who represents the 3rd District, two other congressmen, a U.S. senator, two former governors, three former lieutenant governors and two former House speakers and all of Mississippi’s current state-wide elected officials and lawmakers were in attendance.

Clarion Ledger