Eaves Defends His Record

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Arthur Eaves said Thursday that he's proud of his legal career that includes filing lawsuits against the U.S. military.

Eaves said during a news conference that he did sue the military and would do it again. He said he stood up for veterans who had not been treated right by the Pentagon bureaucrats.

His news conference was at the War Memorial building across the street from his law office in downtown Jackson. Eaves was surrounded by 10 veterans.

For the past two weeks, Gov. Haley Barbour, his Republican opponent, has been airing television commercials that say Eaves is "wrong for Mississippi."

An Army veteran, Jesse Moore, who grew up Natchez and lives in Jackson, called the Barbour ad "distasteful."

Barbour, who turns 60 on Monday, and Eaves, who is 41, face off in the
Nov. 6 election.

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