Cheney stumps for GOP candidate in Mississippi

Vice President Dick Cheney injected the weight of the White House Friday into a special election for a Mississippi House seat.

Cheney appeared on “The Paul Gallow Show” to support Southaven Mayor Greg Davis (R).

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Davis faces Prentiss County Chancery Clerk Travis Childers (D) on May 13 in a runoff election in the state’s 1st district, a seat formerly held by Sen. Roger WickerRoger Frederick WickerTrump, GOP make peace after tax win — but will it last? Bipartisan senators: Americans need more security info for internet-connected devices Overnight Defense: House GOP going with plan to include full year of defense spending | American held as enemy combatant also a Saudi citizen | Navy adding oxygen monitors to training jets after issues MORE (R-Miss.).

“This seat is a very important one,” Cheney said. “It’s been in conservative hands for a long time, and we'd hate to see the liberals gain control.”

The vice president said holding the seat is crucial because it could tip the scales in close votes on Capitol Hill.

“Having Greg Davis in the House could make all the difference, in terms of that policy,” he said.

Cheney is following up the interview with a visit to Mississippi on Monday. The vice president said he would participate in a “get out the vote” rally for the GOP candidate.