MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) — It was an appearance scheduled several weeks ago, so the timing could not have been better.
Bill Waller Jr. spoke to Monroe County Republicans Thursday evening at a restaurant near Amory just a couple of days after clinching a spot in the party's primary runoff for governor.
The former chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court laid out his positions on multiple issues, including raising the gas tax to pay for road and bridge improvements.
Prior to his appearance, he indicated an endorsement from state Representative Robert Foster may be forthcoming.
That support is critical since Foster's 18 percent of the vote Tuesday put with Waller's 31 percent would help Waller clinch the nomination over Tate Reeves, who finished with 49 percent.