Republican Delbert Hosemann's local fans ate breakfast as they awaited the first term secretary's arrival at Jean's Restaurant in Meridian.
Newscenter 11 asked a few of his supporters to tell us what they like about the current Mississippi secretary of state. Many said they enjoy talking about his commercials more than they like talking about his politics.
"It's really cute. The little old lady calling him Dilbert and Delbure and all kind of funny names," said Caroline Crawford of Meridian. "It's catchy and I think it is going to help him a lot."
Aside from creating catchy ads, Hosemann says he has been working hard in the office for the past four years. While visiting in Meridian he spoke of his work on promoting fair elections, creating jobs, and strengthening the financial future of the state.
"I have cut the budget by over $2 million," said Hosemann. "Every year I have decreased the budget out of my office. I am watching the taxpayers' dollars."
Hosemann is currently the only one so far who has qualified to run in the secretary of state's race. The deadline to qualify is Mar. 1.
"I've been telling everybody it's April the 2nd so maybe they'll miss it," joked Hosemann. "No but really, I am pleased we haven't had another opponent yet. But I have to anticipate there would be one. There are people who don't believe in voter I.D. or don't believe in managing children's land and fair values. "There has been some legislation on that recently. There are people with ideas different than my own; I just think ours are better."
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