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Espy files qualifying papers for U. S. Senate run

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson attorney Mike Espy filed qualifying papers in his bid to replace outgoing U-S Senator Thad Cochran. He said his experience on Capitol Hill as a former congressman and Secretary of Agriculture as well as his statewide political background make him uniquely qualified.

Espy said he thought about his friend, Thad Cochran, as he became an official candidate Thursday.

"First of all, he was a tenacious fighter for Mississippi," said Espy. "I mean, the naval shipyards, agriculture, education, healthcare, it didn't matter. He fought tenaciously for Mississippi and I will do that."

"I'm gonna touch every county in Mississippi," added Espy. "I'm gonna do my best to touch every person to bring a message of common cause irrespective of our race and our gender and our age. We really all want the same thing. We want a better future. We want a better future for our children."

Espy said he will also bring Cochran's calm demeanor and ability to reach across the aisle to the Senate.

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