JACKSON, Miss. -- Bill Marcy says Democratic Congressman Bennie Thompson has failed the people of Mississippi’s Second Congressional District.
“All you have to do is look around you; they are suffering. And these are good hearted people who want to succeed,” said Marcy at a press conference in Jackson today.
Standing outside a restaurant on Bailey Avenue, Marcy (R) said communities in the second district are plagued with drugs, crime and boarded up businesses. “Congressman Thompson is a good fellow; but for whatever reason, his focus is not here.”
Marcy said if elected, he’ll focus on rebuilding communities from the inside. “We are going to run these drug dealers out and stop our kids from killing each other,” he explained
In an earlier News Mississippi interview with Thompson, he said he has always worked hard and voted the interest of the second district. “ And I’m one person. And if it were solely left up to me and my voting record, this state would be a better place,” he said.
Thompson added that he has “supported health care and I have supported retirees through social security, Medicare and other programs. I have been a good legislature.”
Thompson and Marcy will face off in the November 6 general election.