Hundreds show up to see Vice President Mike Pence
If you were on Highway 90 earlier today you probably noticed an increase in traffic near the Coast Coliseum. Republican supporters came out in full force to welcome Vice President Mike Pence to the Coast.
It was a sea of red and other President Trump apparel as people of all ages showed up at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center to see Vice President Mike Pence rally for Gubernatorial candidate Tate Reeves. Thomas Dailey from D’Iberville waited in line for hours to get into this event. “I want Mr. Reeves to be our next governor and I’m hoping that Trump will be our next president, that’s what I’m here for.”
For many in attendance, like Joseph Novota, this was their first time seeing a major politician like the vice president. “I’m really excited. I couldn’t get in to see the president when he was here last time. I wasn’t in town, but I’m glad I got the chance today to see Tate Reeves and Vice President Pence.”
Antonio Pena from Wiggins says he came out to the rally to learn more about what the Republican Party will bring to the table for those in South Mississippi. “I think 100 percent of the people are here because they want to see what they are going to offer us. Since we are going to vote them in, they need to provide us guarantees.”
Many local and state politicians were also in attendance like Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann who says he hopes the message to get out and vote sticks with the audience. “Today we have Mississippians, I was in Kuwait in October with a lot of Mississippians, Afghanistan, they are all over fighting for our freedom to cast a ballot. Those who have retired have come home here. We need to remember where those people are tomorrow. They don’t have ten minutes to get in their car and come vote.”
Polls open for the general election at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and close at 7 p.m.