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Travis Childers stops in Gulfport to campaign

Childers supporters signed their names to be counted in attendance to his meet and greet for the upcoming senate race. (Image source: WLOX News.) Childers supporters signed their names to be counted in attendance to his meet and greet for the upcoming senate race. (Image source: WLOX News.)
Childers said he is known in politics for reaching across the aisle and working with both political parties. He says it's not about titles but about what's right and what's wrong. (Image source: WLOX News.) Childers said he is known in politics for reaching across the aisle and working with both political parties. He says it's not about titles but about what's right and what's wrong. (Image source: WLOX News.)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

On Wednesday evening, South Mississippi got a visit from Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate Travis Childers. Childers supporters signed their names to be counted in attendance to his meet and greet for the upcoming senate race.

"Mississippi has so much potential. It is a beautiful state with wonderful people, and I want to see it rise. I want to see the state become a wonderful place to live," said Picayune resident Debbie Craig.

Childers said he is known in politics for reaching across the aisle and working with both political parties. He says it's not about titles but about what's right and what's wrong.

"Mississippians are tired of us being last on every good list that's ever published, and they're tired of being first on every bad list. We've been last for so long. It's time to turn this around," Childers said.

Childers said there is too much talk of partisanship, and the partisan gridlock in Washington D.C. is what's poisoning the country. Those behind Childers say it should be about doing the right thing and helping those in need.

"That's the bottom line. Do the right thing. Try to help out as many people as you can," said Albro Michell, who is a resident of Gulfport.

House candidate Matt Moore showed his support for Childers and agrees that the importance isn't party politics, but what is best for Mississippi.

"As a Mississippian, it's important to stay behind those whose beliefs are similar to yours, but more importantly are willing to go out and fight for the people as a whole. After all, the taxpayers are the customers of government. As representatives, we are the customer service department for the people. Mississippi deserves a lot more than they've received," Moore said.

"I certainly hope that they see that I am the candidate for the working people. I've always been the working man's candidate," said Childers.

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