Today, Republican candidate for Governor, Bill Waller, Jr., was endorsed by former Republican gubernatorial candidate, State Representative Robert Foster. Foster ran in the August 6 Republican primary, and the race is now in a runoff election set for August 27.
At a 1:00 p.m. news conference in Gulfport today, Foster endorsed Waller saying, “For months, I pitched my conservative outsider resume and platform of fresh ideas and a new perspective for our state government. While we were disappointed in the results, we saw that a majority of Mississippians are looking for more than the next-guy-in-line. After days of mindful consideration, prayer and soul searching, I have decided that on August 27th, I will cast my ballot for Bill Waller, and I hope you will join me in doing so.”
“Bill Waller’s opponent in this runoff has spent a considerable amount of time discussing national issues, while ignoring the challenges we face in Mississippi – like teacher pay and shortage, a rising opioid crisis, and infrastructure,” Foster said. “Waller, in contrast, has offered real, long-term solutions to our biggest problems facing Mississippi families, and I encourage you to do your research.”
“I didn’t become one of the most conservative House members by selling out my convictions, and I am not going to start now,” Foster stated. “Our shared values are too important to sit idly by on the sidelines and spectate. In December, I committed to do what’s in the best interest of all Mississippians, and I intend on keeping that commitment. In the end, we each just have one vote, or we can stay home. But if you don’t want to see Jim Hood win in November, I encourage you to join me in voting for Bill Waller.”
“I’m very grateful for this endorsement from Robert Foster,” Waller said. “He’s a true conservative who stands by his principles, and as everyone who followed the primary election saw, he ran a strong campaign about ideas to address the most pressing issues in our state. We share so many common beliefs about how to solve Mississippi’s biggest challenges, and most of all, we share a vision for protecting our traditional values, Constitutional liberties and the need to bring real solutions to our state, instead of ignoring problems with politics as usual.”