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Video: State GOP Leaders Endorsing Local Mayoral Candidates

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NORTHEAST Miss. (WCBI)- State Republicans are choosing sides in local municipal elections.

Governor Phil Bryant is backing Dan Moreland in the Starkville Mayoral race.

Booneville’s Republican mayoral candidate received an endorsement from Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves also announced he’s endorsing the republican candidate running for mayor in Tupelo.

Governor Bryant tells us he believes Moreland is the right man for the job in Starkville. But when we asked him about his thoughts on Mayor Parker Wiseman winning, he refused to comment.

“I think Dan is a good, conservative vote. We’re looking at municipal leaders that would help expand the economy and not just talk about raising taxes. I get a little tired as Governor to hear leaders say all we need to do is have a new tax, all we need to do is expand the sales tax. Let’s get people in there that can expand business, that can create jobs to be economic developers and I believe Dan can do that,” said Bryant.

Municipal elections are next Tuesday.