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Mississippi's gubernatorial candidates face off in debate

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

State Republican Gubernatorial candidates face off in a debate Saturday afternoon.

Hundreds of people packed the auditorium at Northwest Rankin High School to hear from lt.

Governor Phil Bryant, Gulfport businessman Dave Dennis, and Pearl River County Supervisor Hudson Holliday.

The candidates discussed illegal immigration, government spending and eminent domain issues.

The moderators also asked Holliday, Bryant and Dennis "If they had to start from scratch, what three areas would be most important to tackle first?"

"Protect your liberties, create the order of a strong military and police that might be able to violate your rights, finally protect your borders of the U.S. That's what I'd start with," Lt. Bryant stated. 

"The government needs to level the playing field and protect the weak, support an environment that fosters growth and prosperity where as the American dream can be realized," said Hudson Holliday, candidate  for MS. Governor.

"You could go from scratch with a blue print for America it would be let government be the absolute last level of self defense in terms of social concerns and other items. Life, liberty and Pursuit of Happiness would be the main areas you need to concentrate on," added, candidate Dave Dennis.

The event was sponsored by the Central Mississippi Tea Party.

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