Last Friday, Steve Simpson concluded a two-week statewide tour that took him to more than 30 Mississippi counties and allowed him to meet more than 1,000 Mississippi voters.

“During the last two-weeks, we met more than 1,000 voters across the State of Mississippi,” Simpson said. “An overwhelming majority of these folks agree with my beliefs that we need an Attorney General who will stand up and fight Obamacare, support and defend a strict Voter ID law and work hard to bring integrity back to the Attorney General’s office.”

In cities all over the State, including Gulfport, Greenwood, Southaven, Tupelo, Kosciusko, Hattiesburg, Laurel and Jackson, Simpson also discussed the importance of participating in multiple debates in the coming weeks before November’s General Election. Simpson has already asked Jim Hood to participate in four separate hour-long debates – one in each Congressional District. Jim Hood has refused, claiming he is too busy to debate the major issues in this race.

“Although I don’t agree with the decisions Jim Hood has made as Attorney General, specifically his refusal to join the fight against Obamacare, I respect the fact that he has a job to do and we expect him to continue that work in the coming months,” Simpson said. “We have proposed a very simple debate schedule that will only require Jim Hood to give Mississippi voters four hours in the next 77 days – that’s it. If Jim Hood agrees that Mississippi voters deserve an opportunity to actually interview their next Attorney General before hiring one, I trust he’ll join me in participating in four debates before Election Day.”

Steve Simpson Campaign Release
8/22/11