Tegerdine trying to build a grassroots organization to beat Taylor

Mississippi Fourth Congressional District Republican candidate Joe Tegerdine said on Tuesday night while campaigning in Picayune that he is trying to build in each county a grass-roots political organization throughout the Fourth District.

He said that if he can do that, he can beat Democrat incumbent U.S. Congressman Gene Taylor of Bay St. Louis in the 4th Congressional District election.

Tiffany A. Parrish, Tegerdine’s finance director who accompanied Tegerdine, said that the National Republican Party has placed Taylor on a list of Democrats whom they believe are “vulnerable” in this year’s congressional elections.

Tegerdine, a Petal businessman who spoke to supporters at the home of his Pearl River County campaign manager Angela Hill admitted he, so far, does not have the funds to mount an effective media campaign against Taylor.

He said that the campaign funds he needs will come. It was the third time Tegerdine has visited Pearl River County.

The Picayune Item
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