The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, 8/8/8

U.S. Senate candidate Ronnie Musgrove brought his campaign into the heart of his opponent’s country Thursday, choosing his words carefully but speaking confidently about how he will be a different kind of senator, if elected.

“Government in Washington has forgotten what its business is,” the former governor told members of the Tupelo Luncheon Civitan Club. “Washington is broken and needs to change.”

The event was in stark contrast to his Neshoba County Fair speech last week when he was repeatedly interrupted by hecklers wearing T-shirts bearing the name of his opponent, Roger Wicker of Tupelo.

The two will face each other on a Nov. 4 special election ballot, without party labels. Musgrove is a Democrat and Wicker a Republican appointed in late 2007 to the seat vacated by the surprise retirement of Republican Trent Lott.