Democratic Candidates Compete for Congressional Seat

Reported by: Alyssa Meisner
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Updated: 5/29/2014 8:22 pm
With the primaries just five days away, the fight for 4th district congressional seat will heat up on the Democratic ticket as well. Democratic candidates, Matt Moore and Trish Causey, are going door to door and hitting the web to rally support.

Thursday, News 25 sat down with Moore to discuss everything from his military service to family life. Moore, a father of two, says his experience living in different regions and working in sales makes him a people person who knows how to compromise. If elected, he will focus on job creation and livable wages for Mississippians. He also is an advocate for his fellow veterans and would make their long term health a priority.

Moore says, “Because I've done more than talk on Capitol Hill and raised money. I've gotten into the field. I've gotten into this field. I've seen the looks in peoples' eyes. They want something they can believe in. They need it, and I don't need the money they make per year to do the job they do.”

Moore was born and raised in Mississippi and went through Hurricane Katrina. Moore was able to mobilize resources from Illinois, where he spent his adolescence, to provide relief in Gulfport just days after Katrina hit. Moore will be facing Causey in the Democratic primaries on Tuesday. Causey did not respond to multiple calls and messages.

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