The Meridian Star, 3/5/8

Some candidates for the U.S. House 3rd Congressional District are disputing a report published Saturday that they were invited to hear grievances recently from area veterans.

Republican David Landrum was the only candidate who attended a meeting with about 50 veterans held Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the home of Bobbye Jerone, an independent veterans advocate in Meridian.

After the article about the veterans’ concerns was published, Jerone said she received phone calls from representatives with the campaigns of Republicans John Rounsaville, Charlie Ross and Gregg Harper. And, she said she received a recorded message from Republican candidate Bill Marcy. Those speaking for each of the campaigns said they had not been contacted about a meeting with veterans.

Representatives from the campaign of Rounsaville and Ross, and candidates Marcy and Harper also contacted The Meridian Star for the same reason.