Newton makes last-minute stop in Meridian

By Staff
Fredie Carmichael / staff writer
Nov. 1, 2003
GOP attorney general hopeful Scott Newton made a short stop in Meridian Friday part of a last-minute campaign tour around the state stumping for votes.
Newton and two members of his campaign staff made stops at the Lauderdale County Courthouse and sheriff's department, a local radio station and Aldersgate Retirement Community.
From there, the group was headed for stops in Laurel, Jackson and DeSoto.
Newton will meet Democrat Jim Hood in Tuesday's general election. At stake is Mississippi's top legal officer and adviser, a job that pays $108,960. The winner will replace four-term Attorney General Mike Moore, who is not seeking re-election.
Newton said the reason for spending time at Aldersgate was because, "We need to show the seniors how important issues like Medicaid fraud are, and that it's going to be top issue for us."