First District GOP candidates tout fiscal virtues

Candidates for Congress, warning of a bitter brew of indebtedness and moral weakness ahead, brought calls for change Thursday to a Hernando rally organized by the conservative Tea Party of Mississippi.

Republican Henry Ross and independent candidate Les Green addressed a crowd that peaked at more than 100 on the courthouse lawn; a campaigner spoke for state Sen. Alan Nunnelee, R-Tupelo. The primary election is set for June 1.

Tax Day rallies were held by tea party groups across the state and country Thursday.

Ross, a lawyer and former mayor of Eupora in Webster County, said the 1st District incumbent, Democrat Travis Childers, may mean well but ”he’s pulling left due to his party. The people in this district need dependable conservative leadership.”

Commercial Appeal