A luncheon Tuesday gave both Republican candidates for Lieutenant Governor a chance to make their case for why each should be elected.
The candidates -- State Auditor Phil Bryant and State Senator Charlie Ross -- were both allotted time to address the crowd. They talked about their Mississippi origins, their work experience and their plans if elected.
Both talked about the need for plans to properly educate the Mississippi workforce, and they both declared the need to secure the border and deal with illegal immigration on the federal and state level.
"The people who are here illegally shouldn't be here in the first place," Ross told reporters afterward. "They found their way here. I'm sure they can find their way back. The important thing is to have a secure border."
"There can not be any amnesty," said Bryant. "We won't accept that. The people have already sent a strong message. We've got to secure that border."
The luncheon was held at Dennery's restaurant across from the fairgrounds. It was hosted by the Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors.
State Representative Jamie Franks, a Democrat, is also running for Lieutenant Governor.