Davis pushes message of unity on eve of vote

His election eve “get out the vote” tour took him from Tupelo to Oxford and back to Southaven, where Cheney was the featured guest.

In Tupelo, Davis was accompanied by Republican Party leaders Gov. Haley Barbour and Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant. Also in the crowd were Republican regulars Sen. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo, ARC Director Mike Armour, Tupelo Councilwoman Carolyn Mauldin and unsuccessful Public Service Commission candidate Mable Murphree.

Davis and Barbour emphasized that the race for Congress is not about one part of the district against another.

“The other side wants to make this about geography – east versus west,” Barbour said.

Politics is a team sport, “and we need a congressman in the 1st District who will vote like Thad and Roger, not against them,” Barbour noted. He was referring to Republican Sens. Cochran and Wicker. “We also need him on the same team with John McCain,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee from Arizona.

Davis said, if elected, he will not try to divide the district, noting he wants to be like Wicker, who “stood up for all of us,” even though he lives in Tupelo.

Daily Journal
5/13/8