The two nominees for Mississippi governor, Republican Phil Bryant and Democrat Johnny DuPree, each pledged to create a business-friendly atmosphere if elected next week to the state’s highest office.
They were among the politicians who spent part of Wednesday socializing with business and community leaders at Hobnob, a casual gathering sponsored by the state chamber of commerce, the Mississippi Economic Council.
Candidates gave speeches under a big white tent at the state Agriculture and Forestry Museum in Jackson. Hundreds of bankers, lawyers, manufacturing executives and other business people dined on catfish and other Mississippi specialties.
The general election is next Tuesday.