Former Mississippi governor Ronnie Musgrove is trying to save Southern Democrats.
Musgrove on Monday is announcing the launch of a new political action committee — the Southern Progress Fund — aimed at helping Democrats down the ballot in Southern states, where they have been in serious trouble in recent years.
The PAC will focus on state legislative races, local races and downballot statewide offices like attorney general, treasurer, etc.
“Democrats cannot and should not write off an entire region of the country, and we certainly cannot ignore the South, which like other regions of the country has a long history of producing great leaders,” Musgrove writes in an op-ed that will accompany the announcement. “If Democrats continue to spend less money in the South than in most other regions of the country, then we will continue to get what we pay for.”