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MS03: Republican challenger Cassidy talks platform, differences with incumbent ahead of Primary

By: Frank Corder - May 17, 2022

The Department of Defense, Navy have taken issue with Cassidy’s anti-woke stances. Watch the interview.

Michael Cassidy is one of three candidates in the Mississippi 3rd Congressional District June 7th Republican Primary. He is challenging incumbent Congressman Michael Guest.

Cassidy joined Y’all Politics on Tuesday to discuss his campaign.

The first time GOP candidate is a native of Virginia, and now is a Naval Aviator and Instructor in Meridian. Cassidy believes Mississippi needs a fighter in Congress. He thinks the district needs a change.

Cassidy’s campaign has drawn the attention of the Department of Defense, causing the Navy to investigate him over potential violations of DOD directives related to political activity as a reservist.  Breitbart recently picked this story up after Cassidy was grounded and told he could not fly as a Naval reservist instructor pilot or a civilian test pilot due to the investigation.

In the interview today with Y’all Politics, Cassidy said this action by his superiors and the DOD was specifically aimed at his position that challenged the military’s Diversity/Inclusion/Equity initiatives along with his stance that quotas using race and sex should not be factors in promotions.

Cassidy will face incumbent Congressman Guest and Thomas Griffin in the June 7th Republican Primary.

Watch the interview with Cassidy below.

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: