JACKSON, Miss.–With long-time Mississippi politician Travis Childers easily clenching the Democrat nomination for U.S. Senate Tuesday, the party is already making plans to defeat whomever the Republican nominee may end up being in the general election.
The head of the state Democrat party, Ricky Cole, told News Mississippi he believes Democrat voters will turn out in bigger numbers in November, and with some key issues in mind.
“Well for us, the number one issue is equal pay for equal work,” he said. “We believe that women ought to be paid the same money for the same job as men are paid. Also, raising the minimum wage, total support for full funding of public education and seeing to it our veterans are served in the proper fashion.”
Cole was speaking of the general Democrat agenda, which applies not only to the Senate race, but for the race for Congress, too, where Ron Dickey got the nomination in the First District, and will now face Republican Alan Nunnelee.
In the Third District, there was still no clear Democrat to face Republican Gregg Harper. The June 24th runoff will be between Douglas MacArthur “Doug” Magee and Dennis Quinn.
In the Fourth District, Democrat Matt Moore will face Republican Steven Palazzo and a host of independent candidates. Democrat Bennie Thompson easily won his nomination in the Second District, but will also face independents.