Mississippi Party Chairmen Chart Path Forward

The chairmen of Mississippi Democratic and Republican parties are laying out their platforms heading into two crucial elections. But the ongoing Republican Senate Run-off is a lingering cloud over both parties.

In November, Mississippians will elect the next US senator. Next year, the entire 174 member legislature and every statewide office will be on the ballot.

Speaking at the Stennis Press Luncheon in Jackson, Rickey Cole, the chairman of the Democratic party which is the minority party in state government, says they will focus on Medicaid expansion, raising the minimum wage, and out reach to rural areas to turn around their declining influence.