Democrats trying to create distance from GOP controversy – Jackson, MS

The “left” is taking a quiet approach this primary season.

“More importantly than paying millions of dollars for a TV ad in Mississippi is personal one-on-one contact that’s so important in a campaign,” said Mississippi Democratic Party chairman Rickey Cole.

There will be four choices for U.S. Senate on the Democratic ballot: Travis Childers, William Compton, Jr., Bill Marcy and Jonathan Rawl.

Cole is picking sides.

“I’m strongly encouraging Democratic voters to vote for Travis Childers,” Cole explained without hesitation. “We believe he’s our best chance to win this U.S. Senate seat.”

Childers says he’s glad he’s not in the middle of the mud-slinging this primary season like his GOP counterparts.

“I offer myself as a sensible and reasonable alternative to these candidates,” Childers said. “While I have no control over what happens in their primary, I do want Mississippians to know there is a Democratic candidate who is interested in their future.”