Palazzo not Participating in Debate
USM’s Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses are set to host debates for the U.S. House of Representatives fourth congressional district race. One important candidate will not be attending.
Steven Palazzo will not be participating in the debate.
When News 25 reached out to Palazzo to ask why he chose not to participate, he said he doesn’t work for his opponents, he works for South Mississippi. “The only people talking about it are my opponents, right? It’s definitely a campaign tactic. They’re chasing the cameras. They’re trying to get their name out there. My advice has always been, and this is what I took into the 2010 elections, is work hard and tell the truth and everything else always takes care of itself,” said Palazzo.
His opponents, Democrat Mark Gladney and Libertarian Ric McCluskey are set to square off tonight in Hattiesburg.