Robert Gray Outlines His Plans to take Governor’s Seat

Today, Robert Gray visited WXXV to update us on how his uphill campaign battle is going. Here is what Gray had to say about his chances at taking the governor’s seat in Jackson.
While most would agree that winning against his seasoned opponent, Republican incumbent Phil Bryant, is a long shot at best, Democratic candidate Robert Gray is convinced he has a strong chance.
When asked “What do you say to critics who say this man didn’t even vote for himself. We understand he was working that day but he didn’t even vote, not even in absentee ballot? He’s not serious.” Gray replied, “I’m very serious, I didn’t spend a lot of time and money, but it’s been a lot of money and time for me.”
The long-haul truck driver took everyone by surprise winning the Democratic race against two female opponents despite their organized campaigns, Valerie Short, a physician, and Vicki Slater, a trial lawyer who spent $300,000 on her campaign. But rather than concede the race, Gray says he’s in it to help the people. “I know how good the state of Mississippi can be. No other politician sees what I see and can do what I can do.”
Since winning the August primary, Gray has launched a campaign complete with social media presence, fundraising, and a campaign manager, his sister who says she’s proud to stand by his side. “My brother is a very quiet person, but he’s strong.”
The duo have hit several counties throughout Mississippi, Gray says the voters he’s spoken to say they want an average, everyday representative who understands their needs and knows what life is like for them.
With just six weeks left until the November general election, Gray says his campaign will continue trucking along. While he lacks political experience, he makes up for it with a heart for his home state.
Robert Gray will run against incumbent Phil Bryant during the November 3rd election.

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