Secretary of state to address Main Street meeting

Vicksburg Main Street Program Chairman Harry Sharp expects Vicksburg native and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann to draw in a large crowd as the keynote speaker for Main Street’s 26th annual meeting Thursday evening.

“He’s really in tune to the needs of the people,” said Sharp. “He’s very popular and he’s a native son, of course.”

Sharp said he’s asked the secretary of state to specifically touch on controversial issues such as voter fraud and property tax valuations, but has left the main topic of the address up to Hosemann, who has reactivated his campaign Web site and is believed to be considering seeking the Republican nomination for governor in 2011.

“It’s more or less going to be whatever he wants to talk about,” Sharp said.

Other likely Republican candidates are Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant and Gulfport businessman Dave Dennis.

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