Dear fellow Republicans:

Now that 2013 is behind us and 2014 has begun, it is natural for us to reflect on the activities of the past year and consider the challenges ahead of us in the next 12 months.

We are so grateful for and proud of the success our Party enjoyed in 2013. From successful Mississippi legislative sessions with conservative priorities, to a federal delegation who continually fights for us in Washington, to the countless supporters like you across the state who have made it possible for the MSGOP to operate and be successful – we have so much for which to be thankful.

2014 will prove to be an exciting and challenging time for our Party in Mississippi and nationally. The explosive growth we are experiencing all around our state is a major opportunity for us, and because of that it is more important than ever to stay unified.

Having robust disagreements on policy, politics, and even candidates is unavoidable at a time when we have more Republicans in office than ever before. It is critical, however, that we make sure our energy and resources are focused on defeating our liberal Democrat opponents, rather than on attacking each other. If not, we risk helping our opponents and hurting our cause. Winning elections is how we are able to ensure our priorities and policies actually have a chance to get implemented.

Let’s take advantage of this time ahead of us and build on our successes of the past. We must always remember that we will all come and go but the Party will be here forever.

Sincerely,

Joe Nosef
MSGOP Chairman