Bryant makes campaign stop in Natchez

Published 1:14 am Saturday, September 29, 2007

NATCHEZ — In an effort to rally Republican voters lieutenant governor candidate Phil Bryant made a stop in Natchez on Thursday.

Bryant’s stop was part of what he called his tour of southwest Mississippi.

Bryant has served the people of Mississippi as state auditor for nearly 11 years.

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In 1994, while Bryant served in the Mississippi State Legislature, he successfully campaigned to eliminate the capital gains tax.

Bryant said the elimination of the tax helped new business to flourish in Mississippi.

“I am a conservative pro-business Republican. And Adams County has a lot of conservative ideas” Bryant said.

“I have brought accountability to government.”

Bryant’s morning started in Brookhaven, followed by his visit to Natchez.

His last stop of the day was a catfish fry in Liberty.

Bryant is endorsed by the Mississippi Medical Association and planned to visit Natchez Regional Medical Center.

Bryant has only one competitor in the race, Democrat Jamie Franks.