One of the two men who meet in a runoff for the Republican nomination in Mississippi's third congressional district race received the endorsement of two of his former opponents Friday.
Former state senator Charlie Ross Friday picked up the endorsements of Meridianites, Bill Marcy and Greg Hatcher. Those two men both ran against him in the primary, but were not among the top two in votes.
They endorsed Ross during a news conference outside the Lauderdale County Courthouse.
"They're conservatives like I am. They believe in the same pro-life, pro-second amendment, pro-jobs, pro-national defense agenda," said Ross. "I'm especially proud, because there were two candidates in this race from east Mississippi, specifically Meridian, and both of them have chosen to endorse me."
Ross and Gregg Harper will face off in a runoff Apr. 1. The winner will take on Democrat Joel Gill in the November general election.