The Democratic Party in Mississippi has seen better days.
With just two weeks until Election Day, the GOP is poised to take a majority of statewide offices and possibly control of the Legislature.
“Any honest observer would tell you this is not a position that we want to be in,” said state Democratic Party executive director Rickey Cole.
The biggest indicator of just how bad things have gotten is the absence of a Democratic contender for lieutenant governor, secretary of state or auditor.
Officials say they are working to rebuild the state party and gain support.