Conservatives Rally at Capitol

By: Ashley Conroy Email
By: Ashley Conroy Email

Conservatives rallied at the Mississippi Capitol Thursday, with a sneak peak of what's to come this weekend.

It's called the 9-12 Project. Participants say it's a non-political group designed to bring Americans back to the day after Sept. 11, 2001.

People also held up signs and talked about lower taxes and bringing back Constitutional rights.

Two conservative candidates running against long-time congressman, Bennie Thompson, campaigned at the rally.

They expressed their views about the way things are going in Mississippi.
"We need to strengthen our district more," said Richard Cook, a candidate for the second district congressional seat. "Mississippi needs more jobs. We have got a great culture, a great history, and we need to keep this history going."

"So we have the people; we have the resources. What we need is the leadership," said Bill Marcy of Meridian, also a candidate for the second congressional district. "We need to, not bring in government jobs, we need to bring in private sector jobs."

This movement is an extension of the Tea Party rallies. A bigger Tea Party rally is taking place this weekend at the Jackson fairgrounds.


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