Trent Lott talks importance of Jackson Co. votes in runoff

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) –
Political analyst and author Jere Nash says the Mississippi coast is going to determine the runoff election.

“If they can turn the coast around and generate higher returns for Cochran, he wins,” said Nash. “If they can’t, he loses”

That plays into why former U.S. Senator Trent Lott is getting back in front of the camera.

“I’m standing up and speaking up for Thad now,” Lott explained. “I think we need him right now more than ever.”

Thad Cochran asked for votes at Ingalls shipyard at 4 am Friday during a shift change.

“He’s critical for getting funds for that multipurpose amphibious war ship LBD17,” Lott described. “And without his help this fall and going forward. I would really worry about the shipbuilding program in my hometown of Pascagoula but also for our country.”

Lott talked to friends, family and former neighbors about the primary results.