Accusations Fly in Lt. Governor’s Race

In his most recent campaign commercial, Phil Bryant claims Jamie Franks represented drug dealers in his law practice. A second commercial claims Franks raised taxes on the deceased. Franks says both are outright lies, and today he shot back.

“He’s got a staffer that’s driving him around in Corinth that’s arrested for possession in Union County and also has two charges he pled guilty to to contributing to the delinquency of a minor. And Phil Bryant wants to says he the candidate against crime,” said Franks.

It’s just the latest drama in the race for the lieutenant governor’s office. Bryant’s campaign manager Neil Forbes calls this an attack from a desperate candidate.

“Only a desperate candidate would try to attack another candidates staffers. That is the lowest form of politics and quit frankly, I think Mississippi deserves better,” said Forbes.