Congressional candidate continues to attack Palazzo on AWOL allegations

Congressional candidate continues to attack Palazzo on AWOL allegations

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - With just over a week until Election Day, one Congressional candidate isn't backing down from his attacks against incumbent Rep. Steven Palazzo.

Libertarian Rick McCluskey plans to hold a press conference Monday morning to reveal new information about claims that Palazzo went AWOL from the Mississippi National Guard.

McCluskey says new witnesses are coming forward to back up those claims, including a 12-year veteran who says he was assigned to Palazzo's unit and never saw him at mandatory drills.

Palazzo has called the accusations "ridiculous" and false. Officials with the National Guard tell us Palazzo has good years of service.

WLOX News Now will be at Monday's news conference, and we'll have the latest developments both on-air and online.

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