Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said it was great to be in Meridian on Sunday, following his win in Kansas on Saturday. He told Newscenter 11 he hopes that will help him in the twin states on Tuesday.
"As I said, I know the values of the people in Mississippi are in line with us and they just need to listen to their hearts," Santorum said. "And go out there and vote for the person that best represents their values. That's the best chance of having your values reflected in Washington."
Santorum's opponent Newt Gingrich was in the Queen City on Friday to speak to supporters at the MSU Riley Center. Gingrich told us he feels on the best ways to help Americans financially is to lower gas prices. Santorum agrees.
"This is vitally important that we stop depending disproportionately on areas of the world where we're funding our enemies by having these higher prices and I've got plans to open up more areas of exploration for oil and gas."
Then there is unemployment, something of great concern in East Mississippi and West Alabama. Santorum points to manufacturing and eliminating the corporate manufacturers tax as a solution.
"That would bring manufacturing jobs back to this country," he said. "Those are the kind of jobs. I just left Tupelo and they have a Toyota plant up there. Mississippi can compete with anybody in the world when it comes to manufacturing. "
Voters head to the polls in Mississippi and Alabama on Tuesday.