Speaker of the House Billy McCoy of Rienzi, state Sen. Hob Bryan of Amory and state Rep. Steve Holland of Plantersville, all Democrats like Childers, were part of the Tupelo visit, while former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove joined them at other stops.
While in Tupelo on Monday, Childers criticized his rival’s appearance with Gov. Haley Barbour and Vice President Dick Cheney in Davis’ hometown of Southaven.
Despite apparent voter fatigue, Holland – who lost to Childers in the Democratic primary – urged 1st District residents to take part in “the most important of all these elections.”