Jobs were the focus of a Democratic rally at the Jackson Convention Complex Thursday night. Democratic candidates for statewide office and Jackson Mayor, Harvey Johnson attended the, "We Believe In Jobs", rally along with gubernatorial candidate Johnny DuPree.
DuPree was joined by the Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida. Schultz says it is important for Mississippians to go to the polls to elect DuPree as Governor. DuPree says Schultz is in the state because she knows Mississippi is hurting and it is time for a change. Speakers told the crowd of about 300 supporters Republicans are determined to hold on to yesterday while Democrats are preparing for tomorrow.
The Republican Governors Association released this statement in response to Schultz's visit to Mississippi. Executive Director Phil Cox says in part, "The contrast between Phil Bryant and Johnny DuPree couldn't be clearer than it is today. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's top priority is helping elect individuals who support the Democrats' national agenda. The last thing Mississippians want is a Governor who embraces the national Democrats' failed policies of runaway government spending, jobs-killing tax increases, gun control and Obamacare."
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