Former Mississippi state senator, Charlie Ross, opened his campaign headquarters in Meridian Tuesday. It's located at 2118 Front Street, near Jean's Restaurant.
Ross says it's important that he have a major presence in Meridian during the run-up to the runoff.
"This is a statement to the people of east Mississippi of how important I view Meridian and Lauderdale County and all of east Mississippi," said Ross. "I want to also say I'll have an office here in Meridian if I'm fortunate enough to be elected congressman."
Ross' competitor in that race, Gregg Harper, also has a campaign headquarters in Meridian at the corner of 8th Street and 22nd Avenue, which he opened several weeks ago. The primary is Apr. 1.