PICAYUNE — Admitting that he has a name recognition problem and that he does not have the finances that other candidates have, Pearl River County District Three Supervisor Hudson Holliday on Thursday here formerly filed qualifying papers with the GOP to run for governor. The first primary is Aug. 2.
Holliday also is planning a political rally in his hometown of Poplarville to kick off his campaign for governor at 1 p.m. on Thursday in front of the historic courthouse.
“For the past 14 months, I have concentrated on meeting voters of this state, spreading my message and getting their ideas and input, instead of concentrating on money,” said Holliday shortly before he filed.
He added, “This election should be about who has the best vision, leadership and plans for moving Mississippi forward and off the bottom rather than who has the most money. I intend to conduct, and have been conducting, a grass-roots campaign and have been very humbled by the responses I am receiving from all over the state from people from all backgrounds.”