Bryant enters MS House fray, backs Moak challenger

Gov. Phil Bryant is endorsing Republican House candidate Vince Mangold, who is challenging House Democratic Leader Bobby Moak of Bogue Chitto for the District 53 House seat.

Moak, an attorney, has held the District 53 seat, which serves parts of Amite, Franklin, Lawrence, Lincoln and Pike counties, for 32 years.

Bryant’s re-election campaign announced that he will be headlining a campaign kickoff rally and fundraiser for Mangold, an insurance agent from Lee County, on Tuesday in Brookhaven….

…Moak said: “When the governor of the state sends out an email saying he opposes a lowly legislator, I would say our strategy (to retake the House) must be working … Maybe he wants to look at some constable races, too.”