Analysis: Democrats hope to stem GOP tide in Miss

Calls to “take back America” preceded last week’s remodeling of the congressional makeup, and a similar refrain may be heard in Mississippi during the 2011 statewide and legislative races, but from a different political party.

Jamie Franks, chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Party, said part of the Democrats’ strategy to win offices next year will include reminding voters that Republicans have been leading the state for the last eight years. Nearly all the statewide offices, including the governor’s office, are held by Republicans. Attorney General Jim Hood is the lone Democrat.

“We’ve seen they have not been very good stewards of the taxpayers’ dollars. The budget is in shambles. Unemployment is in double-digits. Education is not being funded,” Franks said.

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