Lt. governor candidate visits Meridian

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Delbert Hosemann, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, visited Meridian Monday evening.

Hosemann addressed an excited crowd at Squealer's BBQ on several topics, including moving Meridian forward.

"We have a lot of potential here, and it's time, Meridian; it's time," said Hosemann. "We've got The MAX and a lot of things going on here. We just need to capitalize on our economic development."

While in the Queen City, Hosemann made several stops including small businesses. He considers the growth of technical programs and economic development as key goals, if elected.

Hosemann faces Democrat nominee Jay Hughes in the general election.