Cantor, Palazzo talk hard issues, feel the love in Gulfport

Congressman Steven Palazzo kicked off his reelection campaign in earnest Saturday night with a reception at Gulfport Yacht Club that welcomed special guest Majority Leader Congressman Eric Cantor, who represents Virginia’s 7th District.

Cantor had never visited south Mississippi before, and Palazzo, who hails from Gulfport, held receptions for him at outstanding restaurants old and new – including the post-Katrina gem The Half Shell downtown and pre-K institution Vrazel’s on the beach.

But seafood was hardly the main focus of the receptions, according to Palazzo spokesman Hunter Lipscomb. During the events, he said, “local leaders had the opportunity to discuss with Cantor the importance of addressing insurance issues to fully rebuild the coast, passing the Restore Act to fully recover from the Deepwater Horizon spill, and protecting our shipbuilding, military, and industrial bases.”

Mississippi Press
2/6/12