Mississippians should have absolute trust in their state auditor, the person charged with ensuring taxpayer money is being spent efficiently, legally — and, we believe — ethically.
Sadly, incumbent Auditor Stacey Pickering has lost the trust of many across the state. Even his supporters privately admit that he has hurt himself with the way he has managed his department’s state contracts and his own campaign finances. A federal investigation continues into both areas…
…For those reasons, we cannot endorse Pickering for a second term. Thankfully, Pickering’s opponent in the general election is a credible candidate.