Mississippi Realtors stand behind State Auditor Phil Bryant in the race for Leuitenant Governor.
The Mississippi Association of Realtors announced the endorsement of Bryant today, pointing to his 15 years experience supporting economic growth and affordable housing.
The Association represents more than 6500 real estate professionals. But the group believes the edorsement could influence more than one hundred thousand Mississippi voters.
Byrant says he became emotional when he found out he got the endorsment.
"Then a feeling of weighting responsibility, knowing so many people put their trust in me," said Bryant. "My job now is not to let them down. I will be a tireless worker. I will be a public servant."
Bryant will take on fellow Republican, Senator Charlie Ross, in the primary. The winner will then face Democratic Represenative Jamie Franks in the general election.