Democrat Johnny Dupree, currently Mayor of Hattiesburg, and Republican Lt. Governor Phil Bryant will debate the issues in the only debate prior to November's general election.
Almost every voter we spoke to Friday afternoon had one topic they definitely wanted covered during the debate, jobs.
That's not surprising, considering Mississippi's unemployment rate is still over 10%, and Lauderdale County's is even higher than the statewide average.
"I'm worried about jobs, all these jobs are going to people that have been in college," says Robert Knighton, "I can't even get a job."
"What are they going to do to solve the jobs situation," asks Heather Gambrell.
"Everything keeps going up except my husband's paycheck."
Again the debate will air on WTOK at 7 PM Friday night, it will be held at the Mississippi College School of Law.