Excerpt from email sent by the Mississippi Democratic Party and signed by chairman Rickey Cole:

Dear Democrat,

Six weeks from today, Mississippi voters will be going to the polls to elect our state, district and county officials for the next four years. Absentee ballots are available from county circuit clerks starting this week. Fateful decisions about Mississippi’s future are being made, one ballot at a time.

We Democrats offer the voters a clear choice to the current Republican status quo. In elections up and down the ballot, our Democratic nominees are battling for

1) FULL FUNDING FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION EVERY YEAR

2) IMMEDIATE EXPANSION OF ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE & LONG-TERM SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY HOSPITALS

3) URGENT REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS TO OUR PUBLIC HIGHWAYS, ROADS, & BRIDGES

9/22/15