All candidates for U.S. House Mississippi District 2 Republican primary runoff complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the April 2, 2024, Republican primary runoff for Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District — Ronald Eller (R) and Andrew S. Smith (R) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.

Here are the candidates’ responses to the question: What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?


  • “I am a American Patriot who stands for Free Enterprise, Limited Government, Individual Liberties, National Defense, and Traditional Values.
  • Our Nations borders need to be secured! We cannot nor should we allow the invasion of United States.  … if parents of a newborn are here illegally then that child should not be a U.S . Citizen but rather a citizen from the nation the parent came from. This would help break chain migration.
  • We need to look at Term Limits. Psalms 109:8 NIV May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership.”


  • “Let’s retire Joe and Biden-loving-Bennie
  • Let’s build a better tomorrow together
  • Let’s join together for a better, bolder, brighter District 2!”

Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.

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