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07/03/04

Candidate Campaigns To Change State For The Better

Mississippi Congressman Gene Taylor is looking to secure another term this November, but Republican Mike Lott is hoping to unseat the long-standing South Mississippi congressman.

Lott is a former teacher, owns a janitorial company, and serves as a church deacon in Petal. He hopes his next move will be to serve the people of South Mississippi in the United States Congress.

Mike Lott was hoping to reel in a few votes at this year's Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.

The rodeo is one of a few stops along his campaign bus tour of South Mississippi, and it was a stop he hopes will help to grant his wish of becoming the Fourth Congressional District congressman.

"I want to represent the people of South Mississippi in a way that they deserve to be represented. South Mississippi is gonna vote for George W. Bush for president and we need a congressman who is gonna support the president and not talk against our president," said Lott.

Lott, along with his wife Ellie and a host of other supporters, were out pounding the pavement in the summer heat to let potential voters know about what he believes is important.

"Our campaign's about the conservative values that are important people of South Mississippi- faith, family, and freedom. Those are the values that are country was founded on and that we need to get out folks back to point it in the right direction in Washington, D.C.," said Lott.

Lott believes tax cuts, affordable healthcare and insurance, and job creations are just a few things that will help to secure Mississippi's future.

And he has confidence that he is the person for the job.

"This district in the year 2000 put President George W. Bush into office by a larger margin than any district in the United States except one, and that's gonna happen again this year. So if you're gonna vote for George W. Bush, you only have one choice for your United States congress and that's Mike Lott," said Lott.

Lott will join Reform Party candidate Tracella Lou O'Hara Hill of Hattiesburg in the race for Congressman Gene Taylor's seat in the Nov. 2 general election.

By Karla Redditte

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