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Mon May 17, 2021, 05:42 AM

Democratic National Committee to invest in Mississippi, other red-state parties

The Democratic National Committee and Democratic state parties have reached a four-year agreement to guarantee more investment in state political infrastructure, including a “Red State Fund” for GOP-controlled states such as Mississippi.

Mississippi Democratic leaders and candidates have for years decried a lack of investment of money and manpower by the national party in Mississippi races and party infrastructure as the state has grown more solidly Republican up and down the ballot.

Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Espy, who lost back-to-back Mississippi U.S. Senate races to Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in 2018 and 2020, is one of those candidates. He welcomed Thursday’s announcement from the Democratic National Committee.

“I am thrilled to see this happening,” Espy said. “There is a new day in the national Democratic Party and I think I would attribute some of that to the new chairman (Jaime Harrison) being from South Carolina and just having lost in a red state. We’re friends and have spoken about the need for something like this. I’m thrilled to see that in his first month at the helm something like this is happening. This work means candidates such as I was can focus on having a winning campaign, messaging and outreach and not spend three-fourths of our time raising money and trying to build party infrastructure for the state.”

Read more: https://mississippitoday.org/2021/05/13/dnc-to-invest-in-mississippi/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 07:31 AM

1. Good

A lot of these red states with large Black or Hispanic populations are not really red states, but non-voting states....they can be flipped just like Arizona and Georgia....Democrats have ignored them for too while trying to court voters in States and districts like Iowa, Ohio, and other districts in midwestern states...those states are losing population and the people staying behind are getting whiter and more conservative. Now I am not saying that Democrats should just ignore those states and write them off completely, but they need to stop spending All their time and energy in those states trying to get through to voters who aren’t interested while not reaching out to the non voters who are more willing to listen to our message and vote blue.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Reply #1)

Mon May 17, 2021, 08:49 AM

2. These states have non-voting populations because they're voter suppressed states.

The Democrats in all of these states need to reach out to voters, talk to voters where they are, and implement the Fair Fight - Fair Count voter education, registration and GOTV program, like Stacey Abrams did in Georgia. They need to start now ahead of the 2022 mid-terms and continue the work year round going forward to 2024 and beyond.

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #2)

Mon May 17, 2021, 10:59 AM

3. "Start now" are the key words

I hate how sometimes we don’t hear about getting out to vote until the actual election year or a couple months before it

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Reply #3)

Mon May 17, 2021, 11:18 AM

4. Exactly - start now and keep going!

Stacey Abrams spent years on her efforts prior to the 2020 wins in Georgia.
There is no overnight success.

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