A seemingly innocent mayoral candidate forum quickly turned into a brutal debate between mayoral candidates Robert Graham and attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba last night.
The melee started with the first question of the night. "After the water is fixed, and the streets are fixed, and the city's beautiful ... what is Jackson Mississippi going to be? What is your vision for this city? Because you've got to be working towards something," said moderator Dwain Doty, the host of the "Full Spectrum" radio show on WJSU.
"I want the city of Jackson to look like a college town. I want to promote Jackson as a college town," Graham responded.
Lumumba, who was next in line, responded. "There are many parts of my opponent, my friend, Robert Graham's plan that I find quite attractive because I've been saying it for the past year or so at all the forums that we're talking about. I do believe we need to promote (Jackson) as a college town and he (Graham) believes it now that he has been hearing me say it for the last three months," Lumumba said.