In announcing his bid for the congressional seat now held by Cong. Chip Pickering, Republican James Broadwater of Flowood said he believes "in the
necessity of returning America to what has made her great".
"I am running because I want to end all abortion in America," said Broadwater in a news release. "I running because I want to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into our country, and punish the business owners who hire them, especially the ones who advertise for them in the newspapers in Mexican border towns, in flagrant violation of our laws."
Broadwater said he wants to protect the definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman, supports a strong military, and providing for the safety of its citizens.
Broadwater said he has been a Southern Baptist minister for 13 years, has taught for three years, and served in state government for over three years.
Here's a list of other Third District candidates who have made their plans known:
Gregg Harper (R)
David Landrum (R)
Charlie Ross (R)
John Rounsaville (R)
At least one Democrat, 56-year-old Joel Gill of Pickens, has also indicated he would seek the seat.
Pickering is retiring at the end of his current term. Mississippi's Republican and Democrat primaries are Mar. 11.