The Clarion-Ledger, 7/31/7

Illegal immigration is “a problem we can no longer avoid,” State Auditor Phil Bryant tells viewers in a television ad asking them to select him as their next lieutenant governor.

Dismissing Bryant’s 2006 performance audit on illegal immigration, his Republican primary opponent, state Sen. Charlie Ross, told a Neshoba County Fair audience last week, “We don’t need to do studies to know too many of them are here.”

Meanwhile, a woman in a commercial for Delbert Hosemann says the GOP candidate for secretary of state “will … stop illegal immigrants from voting in our state.”