Third congressional district candidate, Charlie Ross, has picked up an endorsement from the founder of the Minutemen Project.
Jim Gilchrist appeared with Ross Wednesday in Meridian.
According to his Web site, Gilchrist started the Minuteman Project in 2004 over dissatisfaction with the U.S government's enforcement of existing immigration laws.
Gilchrist said Ross believes in the same policy as the Minuteman Project. He said Ross is the only candidate that shared the same stance on these issues.
"None of them are even mentioning illegal immigration and the chaos that it has brought to the United States of America over the last 40 years, or even indicating that they are going to do anything about it," Gilchrist said.
Gregg Harper, Gregory Hatcher, David Landrum, James Broadwater, Bill Marcy, and John Rounsaville are the other Republican candidates in the race.
Randy Eads and Joel Gill are the Democrats.