Vice President Mike Pence speaks in Biloxi

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Vice President Mike Pence was in Biloxi today doing his part to encourage locals to get out to vote for Republican Gubernatorial candidate Tate Reeves.

As the Mississippi gubernatorial election inches closer, Republican candidate Tate Reeves brought in some big help to the Coast as he tries to gain separation over Democratic candidate Jim Hood.

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At a rally for Reeves at the Coast Convention Center, Vice President Mike Pence touted Reeves’ conservative credentials as Mississippi values. “Tate Reeves is Mississippi. He’s a strong conservative. He lives what he believes. He’s all about faith and family and freedom.”

Turnout is a key factor that both Pence and Reeves drove home to the crowd, encouraging supporters to spread the word about the election to others. “The polls open at 7 a.m. They close at 7 p.m. You’ve got all day. Remember, friends don’t let friends vote alone, bring a friend, bring a family member,” said Pence.

Reeves said, “It’s about how many people can we get that are like minded conservatives like you and me, how many can we get to the polls?”

As for his opponent, Jim Hood, Reeves compared him to Democratic leaders in Washington opposed to President Trump. “He and the national Liberals are not only disrespecting our president, they are disrespecting us.”

Pence stressed to voters a vote for Reeves gives the White House another ally in the state of Mississippi as the Trump Administration continues their agenda. “Jobs are back. Confidence is back. In a word, America is back, but we’re just getting started Mississippi. That’s why we need Tate Reeves to be the next governor of the state of Mississippi.”

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Grant Chighizola was raised in Picayune, Mississippi and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2019 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science. As a lover of sports, he served as the Sports Editor for USM’s student newspaper, the Student Printz, and hosted a weekly sports talk show on the school’s radio station. He also served as an Anchor/Reporter for USM’s student run newscast, Hub City TV, covering news and sports. When not out in the field, Grant enjoys spending time with family, reading a good book, and catching up on the latest sporting events.

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