Top Two Waste No Time Pushing Campaigns

By: Lindsey Brown Email
By: Lindsey Brown Email

Candidates in Meridian's mayoral election were busy Wednesday pushing their message to voters, as the June 2 general election draws closer.

Republican nominee Cheri Barry has been pounding the sidewalks handing out yard signs, bumper stickers, even stopping cars to get out her message.

Barry said the large showing by her opponent, Democratic nominee Percy Bland, in Tuesday's primary won't change how she runs her campaign. But she said she was surprised that the voter turnout wasn't larger.

Bland has been making calls to supporters Wednesday and to those he hopes will now support him since he won the Democratic Primary. He met with some of his youngest supporters to try and get the youth of Meridian involved in his campaign and the future of Meridian, if he's elected.

Bland said he believes he's the underdog in this race, but says he's ready for the fight.

Both Barry and Bland say they want to unite the city by bringing the different groups together. But their differences are sure to be brought out more in the weeks leading up to the general election.

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  • by Cheryl Location: Santa Rosa Beach, FL on May 7, 2009 at 04:04 PM
    Congratulations Percy Bland!
  • by Michael Location: Destin, FL on May 7, 2009 at 03:54 PM
    Congrats Percy!
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