Candidates for statewide office are also making the rounds right now, kicking off their campaigns.
Among them is state Sen, Billy Hewes, who visited Meridian Tuesday afternoon to announce he is running for lieutenant governor.
The Republican currently serves as president pro tempore of the Mississippi Senate.
He is the first candidate to officially announce he is running for that seat.
It's open because current Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant is running for governor.
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