Former Mississippi state senator, Charlie Ross, made a campaign swing through Meridian Monday afternoon.
Ross ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 2007. He said Monday that he's the only candidate with a legislative track record, including authoring the tort reform bill that became law in Mississippi.
"When I was in the Senate, I wrote the Castle Doctrine Bill which lets people defend themselves in their home and not be second-guessed," said Ross. "I don't just talk the talk about the Second Amendment. I've walked the walk. And when I was in the state Senate, I was a leader of the group pushing to balance our budget. And we did that over 4 years. We got rid of an 18% deficit."
Ross said he believes the primaries March 11th are especially important this year. He said the Republican primary will likely decide the ultimate winner of the seat in November.
There are, so far, five other candidates seeking the post:
John Broadwater - R
Gregg Harper - R
John Rounsaville - R
David Landrum - R
Joe Gill - D