Third District Cong. Gregg Harper made a campaign swing through Meridian Wednesday.
Newscenter 11 asked Harper about the future of Meridian's Air National Guard base, on the heels of
a recommendation from the Department of Defense to cancel the C-27J aircraft.
"We've been able to get the MC12 (Project Liberty), it will come back to Meridian," said Harper. "Nine to eleven planes are what they're saying now. But hopefully with those coming in, and if we can keep CNAF (Component Numbered Air Force), and with incredible community support, we're going to survive this, and I think, excel."
MC12 is an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform.
Harper also visited WTOK for a taping of On the Record.
Harper is running for his third term in office. He's opposed by Republican Robert Allen and Democrat Crystal Biggs.