Tupelo, Miss. (WCBI) – A candidate for Lieutenant Governor picked up an endorsement from a U.S. Congressman.
Republican Congressman Trent Kelly endorsed Delbert Hosemann in his run for Mississippi’s Lieutenant Governor.
Congressman Kelly announced his endorsement of Hosemann during a news conference at the Tupelo Furniture Market.
Kelly said Hosemann’s experience as secretary of state has given him experience in budgeting and management, which he will take to the office of Lieutenant Governor.
“He’s just a man of integrity, he does great work for the state of Mississippi, but most importantly, he cares and he’s very forward-thinking, you know, he wants to do a lot of work as lieutenant governor on education and transportation, which people don’t always think of as Republican issues, but Delbert’s going to make it those issues,” Cong. Kelly said.
“I mean, you think about his history as a general , fighting in wars, district attorney, now leader in Congress on Armed Forces Committee, Trent Kelly has a rudder and I’m glad he’s steering our country the way it ought to be steered,” Hosemann said.
Hosemann faces Democrat J. P Hughes Junior in November.