Candidate challenging Hosemann says secretary of state shouldn’t control coast harbors

GULFPORT, Miss. — The candidate challenging Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says the state office shouldn’t control Gulf Coast harbors.

Hosemann, who is seeking re-election, has been negotiating with coastal cities to sign long-term leases giving his office control of the harbors.

Gulfport Councilman Ricky Dombrowski, also a Republican, says he wants his city to retain control like it has for 75 years.