(News 4 Special Coverage - Interview with Jay Love and Bobby Bright)">
Republican State Senator Harri Anne Smith joined fellow mayor and democrat Bobby Bright as he kicked off his 16 county "Truck Tour" of the district before the November 4th election.
Smith said she knows that brights heart is with the wiregrass and that he represents the region well.
"I Knew that his heart was here in the wiregrass and the fact that through this campeign he has not thrown rocks and stones at the republican party ...he has tried to bring people together."
Bright compared the across the aisle endorsement to that of former Secretary of State Colin Powell and his endorsement of Barack Obama on Sunday.
"Partisan politics has gotten us into the shape that we're in now" Bright Said "we've got to start working as Americans across party lines to keep our country strong...and i'm so proud that Harri Anne Smith would come out and ratify what I've been saying for months"