Tishomingo County military veteran and real estate developer Mario Barnes has announced he’s running for state senate in Mississippi’s 5th senate district.
MCDaily first reported the Trump-supporting Barnes was considering a run earlier in January.
Barnes, who is a border security hawk and pro-life Republican, is expected to heavily self-fund his candidacy, and will no doubt appeal to conservatives and Trump supporters alike.
He should also have credibility with more liberty leaning voters, given his past political activism in the liberty community.
Barnes is hosting a Mario Barnes for State Senate campaign kick-off event at 4pm this Saturday, February 2, in Iuka at the American Legion, Post 15.
You can read Barnes’ announcement of his candidacy below.