Congressman says Mississippi may see top candidates if race remains tight

If the race between Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum remains close in the next few weeks, Mississippi’s March 13 primary could be pivotal.

“Usually by the time it gets to us it’s pretty much already etched in stone, but I don’t think that’s going to be the case this time … and that’s an exciting thing for Mississippi,” said U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Miss., who also faces opposition — Robert Allen of Sturgis — in the GOP Primary for his seat in the Third Congressional District.

“You also have to think, ‘What happens if we get to the convention and it’s not locked up?’ That would be quite an exciting convention in Tampa,” Harper said. “Only a small portion of the delegates have been involved … so this is going to be a long haul.”

Meridian Star
1/30/12