Local, state Dems converge at Beans and Greens

Rickey Cole looked out at a room full of Oktibbeha County Democrats and reminded them to stay together.

“If you can, candidates, run on the same platform at all levels,” the state Democratic Party chairman advised.

Based on the speeches Tuesday, Cole will get his wish.

Democratic candidates for governor on down to justice court judge had an opportunity to address a room full of supporters and the message stayed consistent: accept the Medicaid expansion that state Republicans have refused to take from the federal government; force the state legislature to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program; and rebuild the state’s infrastructure to improve quality of life and bring jobs.

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