Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, has told voters on numerous occasions throughout the state that if they want their House member to have influence during the coming four years they had better elect a Republican this November.
No ifs, ands or buts about it, Gunn said. It needs to be a Republican or the member would have as much influence as a donkey at the Kentucky Derby.
Gunn warned attendees at the Neshoba County Fair back in August that to send a Democrat House members to Jackson would mean “your district has no influence in the direction of the state. Your district has no influence on shaping policy.”
Republican House members throughout the state are running on that theme.