A Republican candidate for the Third District congressional seat currently held by Chip Pickering was on the campaign trail Monday. Pickering is not seeking another term.
David Landrum said he believes he is the right candidate at the right time for the district. He said he will fight for what Mississippians want out of Washington.
Landrum said he believes in supporting the military, securing the nation's borders, and creating more job for Mississippi through economic development.
He said he wants a chance to prove himself.
"I'm not going to go stand in their shadows. I'm going to stand on their shoulders. And I'm going to use what they've done as a foundation to help take Mississippi to another level. I know I can make a difference," Landrum said.
Landrum, a Jones County native, says he feels good about his campaign, even though there are only 64 days left until the election.
He faces four other Republicans in the Mar. 11 primary: Charlie Ross, John Rounsaville, John Broadwater, and Gregg Harper. Joe Gill has qualified for the Democratic primary.