Third district GOP candidates On the Record this Sunday

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Michael Guest and Whit Hughes will appear On the Record Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on WTOK-TV. The two are in a Republican runoff for Mississippi's third district congressional seat.

Source: MGN

Current Cong. Gregg Harper is retiring from the House of Representatives after his term ends, leaving the seat open.

Hughes has challenged Guest to a runoff debate. But Guest says the two have already had plenty of head to head meetings.

"I'm very disappointed that he's not willing to do a debate," said Hughes. "I can't imagine how you want to tell people that you want to go to Washington, D.C. and be a strong leader and fight for them and go toe to toe with liberal leadership on Capitol Hill if you won't do a single debate in a runoff."

"I believe that we've had ample opportunity for the citizens and the voters to be able to distinguish my record and what I stand from my opponent," said Guest. "We have gladly participated in those dozens debates and we believe that a dozen is enough."

Guest and Hughes placed first and second in a 6-candidate field in the June 5 primary. No one received the required fifty percent plus one majority, making the runoff necessary to choose the Republican nominee.