Mississippi Senate race heating up

HATTIESBURG, MS (WMC-TV) - There is another hot race brewing in Decision 2008 - the fight for Mississippi's Senate seat between Roger Wicker and Ronnie Musgrove.

Job loss and the economy are upper-most on the minds of most Mississippian's these days.

"I like to see people going to work, whistling, money rolling in their pocket, but its not that way now," Perry Joyner said.

In a race that is considered to be very tight, both men are on the stump.

During a campaign stop at the Country Skillet restaurant in Southaven today, Democratic senate candidate Ronnie Musgrove focused on small business and economics.

"We must reign in spending in Washington and we need fair trade deals that help our small businesses, our workers as well as our farmers and our exporters," Musgrove said.

Musgrove said he opposed the bailout plan but that his opponent Roger Wicker supported unfair trade agreements that have sent thousands of jobs overseas.

Earlier Wednesday, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour campaigned in Hattiesburg with senator Roger Wicker. Wicker is hoping for a very large turnout.

Both candidates said that focusing on the issues is the most important thing, although both campaigns have spent thousands of dollars on negative campaign ads.

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