Meridian, Miss. The Lauderdale County Republican party hosted a GOP founders dinner at Weidmann's Tuesday night.
Gil Carmichael, Gene Damon, Sally Brown and Bonnie Brown were all honored for their contributions in helping to get the Republican party off the ground in Lauderdale County and the state of Mississippi. Mississippi Congressman Gregg Harper talked about their importance to the party.
"This is just a way to come back and have a chance to say thank you. The work when you felt like you were out there sometimes by yourself has paid off in a big way that really helps benefit the state of Mississippi and our citizens," said Mississippi Congressman Gregg Harper.
Harper noted how Republicans currently hold seven of the eight statewide offices, three of the four members of the House of Representatives and both Senators in Congress.
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