On April 23, 2018, I officially entered the race for the U.S. Senate seat that will be
decided in the Special Election in November. While I will work to earn your vote
during this election cycle, obtaining your trust and confidence is my primary objective.
That trust, the foundation of our partnership, will allow us to effectively address the
range of challenges we will see and experience in the years to come.
We will discuss those challenges at length over the course of this campaign. Our
conversations will be grounded in facts and focused on identifying courses of action
that best position Mississippi for success throughout the 21st century. That is my
responsibility to you and our collective responsibility to the generations to follow.
I make no promise of easy answers or quick solutions; history has repeatedly taught us
that sustainable progress is the result of deliberate planning and smart, timely investments.
Instead, I commit to always act in the best interest of Mississippi; to pursue policies that
address the strategic concerns of the United States; and to constructively work with colleagues
on both sides of the aisle.
I am a man of few words, but know these few words to be true. I love Mississippi and its
citizens deeply. This is my home and you are my family. My service, elected or otherwise,
will not only reflect that bond, but also the values impressed upon me by my family and community
and the principles and professional standards that have guided me throughout my naval and civil