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By: Magnolia Tribune - February 22, 2007


Chip Pickering will serve as John McCain’s 2008 Mississippi Chairman, Southern Co-Chairman, and member of House Whip Team

[BRANDON, MISS] ? Today, Mississippi Congressman Chip Pickering (R-3 rd) announced he is joining the team of Senator John McCain’s in his campaign for President of the United States.

“Senator John McCain is a proven leader in national security, he has demonstrated a commitment to promoting conservative values, and he has extensive experience as a fiscally responsible policy advocate. I know Senator McCain’s will shoot straight with Mississippians and I am honored to chair his Mississippi campaign and help spread his message of smart, reasonable, responsible reforms across the South and across our country,” Pickering said.

In a release from the John McCain 2008 Exploratory Committee, McCain announced, “The people of Mississippi are fortunate to have such a dedicated public servant fighting for them in Washington, D.C.. Chip is a tireless advocate for meaningful reforms. I look forward to working with him as we share our Republican principles and conservative values around the country. He will be a valuable member of my team.”

“Voters seeking who to support as our Republican nominee for President of the United States in 2008, and then who to put in the White House, will be able to use online resources like and to learn about the campaigns and the issues and make an informed decision. I look forward to being a part of that dialogue and promoting the experience, vision, and integrity of John McCain,” Pickering said.

Six-term Congressman Chip Pickering served as Co-Chairman of Bush-Cheney 2000 and Bush-Cheney 2004 in Mississippi.

Chip Pickering Press Release

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