Sen. Charlie Ross Kicks off Campaign for Lt. Gov. in Gulfport

State Senator Charlie Ross' campaign for Lieutenant Governor brought him to south Mississippi Wednesday. Senator Ross spoke at Newman Lumber Company on Landon Road in Gulfport Wednesday morning to kick off his state-wide campaign.

He told people there, his strong conservative leadership would help Mississippi continue to recover after Hurricane Katrina. Ross said he's proud of the work the state legislature has done to help the coast rebound, but more importantly, he's proud of the people here on the coast.

"I have been so proud of Mississippians reaching out and helping the coast. And I'm committed as Lieutenant Governor to make sure the recovery continues because it's only just begun. And I believe actions speak louder than words; that's why I wanted to come to the coast today for the kick-off of the campaign."

Ross Wednesday also challenged his Republican opponent, state auditor Phil Bryant, to a series of debates across the state. He says, "I urge my opponent to meet me to discuss our vision for the future of Mississippi. It's important that all Mississippians have the opportunity to become involved in the issues that affect them most."

Ross and Bryant will face off in the party primaries August 7th. The general election is November 6th.