Today, the Congressional Black Caucus endorsed Mike Espy for U.S. Senate. Led by the Caucus chairman, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), members of Congress joined Espy outside the Washington County Courthouse in Greenville to make the announcement.
“The biggest compliment I can pay to other elected officials is that they get it, and I’m here today because Mike Espy gets it,” Chairman Richmond said. “When he’s in the U.S. Senate, he will stand on the side of families, justice, and fairness. He’s not going to worry about politics or profits. He’s going to worry about purpose. And that’s why the Congressional Black Caucus is proud to endorse Mike Espy for U.S. Senate.”
“I am proud to receive the endorsement of the Congressional Black Caucus,” Espy said. “The members of the Caucus are fighting for the issues I care about, from health care and economic development to a better future for our young people. I look forward to joining them in that fight when I’m elected to the U.S. Senate.”
U.S. Representatives Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) joined Chairman Richmond in representing the Caucus at the announcement, which was held in Rep. Thompson’s home district.
“I’m pleading for some help. And as they say, with Mike Espy, help is on the way,” said Rep. Thompson.“November 6th is right around the corner. The help is there. All we have to do is go to the polls, and we can get it done. I look forward to continuing to work to make sure that Mike Espy is a U.S. senator.”
Rep. Sewell compared Espy’s campaign to the campaign of Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.), who won a special election last year in Alabama. Espy is running in a special election to replace retired Senator Thad Cochran.
“I hail from Alabama, and if we can elect a Democratic senator to the United States Senate from Alabama, then you all in Mississippi can do the same,” said Rep. Sewell. “If Mississippians go to the polls in record numbers, you will have Mike Espy as the next United States senator from Mississippi.”