Harper Reacts to Vote-Buying Allegations

Stevie Fielder is sticking to his original story that he was paid to buy votes by the Cochran campaign. But many others, including Congressman Gregg Harper, say you shouldn’t be so quick to believe it.

“Allegations of someone who was paid for their story first of all…” he says.

Charles C. Johnson, the reporter who ran the story, admits that he paid Fielder for that interview. Congressman Harper says he believes it’s that money that’s fueling these allegations, and he doesn’t think Fielder’s details add up.

“And then to say yes there were money in envelopes and the email says they had to have names and addresses,” Harper continues. “You think there’s going to be names and addresses for votes being bought? So that’s just something that’s I believe fabricated by this gentleman. It’s unfortunate that it was a paid for story.”

WTOK
7/2/14