Republican Governors Association Chairman Bob McDonnell issued the following statement regarding Mississippi Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant’s victory in the state’s gubernatorial election:
“For the first time in more than 125 years, Mississippi voters have elected back-to-back Republican governors. That’s a tremendous testament to Mississippi’s GOP leaders and elected officials as well as the type of campaign run by Phil Bryant.
Throughout the campaign, Phil made clear that as governor he will lead the state based on core conservative principles that promote job creation – low taxes, fair and predictable regulations, and a government that prioritizes its investments and lives within its means.
Phil Bryant is a proven leader who is ready to be governor from the moment he is sworn into office. I look forward to welcoming him to the ranks of Republican governors.”