Thompson kicks off re-election campaign

Pictured are Rep. Bennie Thompson (from left), Eddie Fair, Jim Evans, Terry Johnson, William Dilday and Latrice Westbrook. PHOTO BY KEVIN BRADLEY

By Jackie Hampton

Publisher

Pictured are Rep. Bennie Thompson (from left), Eddie Fair, Jim Evans, Terry Johnson, William Dilday and Latrice Westbrook. PHOTO BY KEVIN BRADLEY

Congressman Bennie Thompson held an open house Sept. 25, at his Jackson campaign headquarters, 3607 Medgar Evers Blvd.

Sandra McCall, Friends of Bennie Thompson Jackson coordinator, said that the open house was the official kickoff for Thompson’s 2016 General Election campaign for re-election to the 2nd Congressional District in Mississippi.

Thompson, a seasoned incumbent, was first elected in 1993. “I am happy to be here to support my congressman and my friend. He has truly been a champion for the people of the 2nd Congressional District as well as for the state of Mississippi,” said Eddie J. Fair, Hinds County Tax Collector. “We want to continue to have him fight for us all.” McCall, who seemed pleased with the open house, said it was a great time of fellowship with friends and neighbors.

“The open house was an excellent opportunity for us to energize our base. As our most populous county, we understand how important it is for us to work well with the community,” she said. McCall also said being located in the heart of Jackson, she was inviting all willing hearts to get involved in efforts to re-elect Thompson and to elect Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States. She asked for volunteers and supporters to call (601) 366-2911 or just stop by to say hello.

“Over the next few weeks we plan to continue building the excitement needed for democrats to keep the White House and cement President Obama’s legacy” she said. Also running for the 2nd Congressional District post are Republican John Bouie II, Third Party candidates Johnny McLeod (Reform) and Troy Ray (Independent).

Pictured are Rep. Bennie Thompson (left) and William Dilday. PHOTOS BY KEVIN BRADLEY
Pictured are Rep. Bennie Thompson (left) and William Dilday. PHOTOS BY KEVIN BRADLEY
Pictured are Jim Evans (left) and Patrice Westbrook.
Pictured are Jim Evans (left) and Patrice Westbrook.

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