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Palazzo Wins Second Term in Mississippi’s 4th District

By Rhonda Miller | Published 07 Nov 2012 02:16am | comments

Mississippi’s incumbent 4th District Congressman, Republican Steven Palazzo, easily won a second term in yesterday’s election.  MPB’s Rhonda Miller reports Palazzo is promising to continue pushing to cut government spending and to create jobs.

"Welcome to the Harrison County and Congressman Palazzo for Congress campaign victory rally..."

Nearly 300 supporters cheered Congressman Palazzo into his second term, as he renewed his commitment to conservative causes.

"Conservatives have fought tirelessly for the past two years, to repeal Obamacare, to rein in the EPA and OSHA, to simplify the tax code and make it flatter and fairer for all Americans. And to pass the Keystone pipeline, to stop the war on coal, and to put our men and women back to work in the Gulf of Mexico drilling for oil."

A Certified Public Accountant, Palazzo says he will continue to vote for policies that encourage business.

"What we’re seeing in Mississippi is companies are ready to go, people are ready to hire, they’re ready to expand their businesses. They just want that certainty, they want that security to know, what are my taxes going to be tomorrow?"

University of Southern Mississippi student Lauren Ishee volunteered in Palazzo’s campaign.

"What was really important to me is someone who takes part in things on the coast, and knows what is actually going on with the people and can relate that to the politics in Mississippi, as well to the politics in Washington, D.C. and Congressman Palazzo proved that the last two years.  I just think he’s a stand-up guy, he’s very genuine and very honest."

Palazzo was challenged by Democrat Matthew Moore, a 36-year-old honor student at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Libertarian Ron Williams and Reform Party candidate Robert Claunch also ran in the 4th District Congressional race.

Rhonda Miller. MPB News. Biloxi.

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