JACKSON, MISS– As the final days before the presidential primaries are ticking down, two of the candidates vying for the Commander-in-Chief seat are gaining ground in Mississippi.
Former democratic Governor William Winter and former State Secretary Mike Espy are pushing for Hillary Clinton for President. Hillary for Mississippi opens state headquarters in Jackson, for local supporters, volunteers, and community leaders.
Just last week, democratic leaders in Mississippi vouched for Clinton.
“As the youngest African American elected to a legislature in U.S. history, I am proud to support Hillary Clinton because she has a proven record of advocating for quality public education for all students and ensuring access to affordable higher education. In addition, she’s a progressive thinker. I am confident that she will represent the interests of all Mississippians, instead of just a select few,” said Representative Jeramey Anderson.
Meanwhile republican presidential candidate John Kasich has added political strategist Hayes Dent to spearhead his campaign in Mississippi. Dent joins forces with Army National Guard Major Geoffrey Yoste, State Senator Josh Harkins, and Harrison County GOP Chairman Frank Genzer to garner Kasich support in Mississippi.
Hayes says “John Kasich is the right blend of principled conservatism and pragmatic problem-solving. He’s proven his ability to get things done by balancing the federal budget in Washington and bringing jobs back to Ohio, while at the same time working to bring more people to the table.”
Kasich is excited about his building in Mississippi.
“We have some real movers and shakers on our team in Mississippi, that’s for sure,” says Kasich, “as our congressional district chairmen, Hayes Dent, Geoffrey Yoste, Josh Harkins and Frank Genzer bring political depth and expertise that will help grow our ground game exponentially in these final weeks before the primary election.”