Skip to comments.Ross and Harper Advance to Runoff
Posted on 03/12/2008 9:52:39 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
The Republican race for Mississippi's third congressional district will go to a runoff.
Charlie Ross won the most votes out of a field of seven candidates. Gregg Harper came in second place, with David Landrum trailing in third.
Ross, a former state senator, was cheered by a crowd of supporters Tuesday night at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. The 52-year-old Brandon resident told WLBT Tuesday afternoon that he expected to be in a runoff. He said he was excited about leading the pack of qualified candidates.
"It's like we're in the third quarter of a ball game," he said. "But we're going to play it to the final quarter. We're going to play it even harder than we played the first three quarters, but the message is not going to change, because Charlie Ross is the same Charlie Ross. Experience and performance counts."
Results showed that Harper was in the lead for much of the night, but he lost that lead to Ross as the night went on. Harper's supporters were still rallying for him at the Hilton hotel on County Line Road Tuesday night.
Harper is a Pearl resident and city prosecutor for Brandon and Richland. He told us why he believes he stood apart from other candidates.
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Charlie Ross would be the better choice, IMHO. I hope local conservatives are doing what they can for him.
I learned a little about Charlie Ross. He’s supported by Jim Gilchrest (the founder of The Minutemen) and has made border security a centerpiece of his campaign.