The two candidates for Mississippi insurance commissioner say that encouraging competition is the key to reducing rate payers' costs for health and property coverage. But that's about where their similarities end.
Democratic nominee Gary Anderson and Republican nominee Mike Chaney spoke Monday at the Jackson Capitol Club.
The two criticized each other's records of service in private business and state government.
Anderson said Chaney, a state senator from Vicksburg, has flip-flopped on issues such as cutting the state grocery tax.
And Chaney says that Anderson, a former state fiscal officer, was part of an administration that left Mississippi in a financial mess.