Coming down the midterm home stretch, candidates are racing to get their final messages out before voters head to the ballots.
The State of Mississippi has been no stranger showing their support for President Trump and the GOP in past elections, but that hasn’t stopped the state’s house minority leader David Baria from stepping up against Senator Roger Wicker saying Mississippian’s want change.
With less than 48 hours till the people of Mississippi decide who they want representing them in Washington, U.S. Senate Democrat Candidate David Baria made one of his last stops to greet voters at the Johnny T’s Bistro in Jackson.
“Let’s have a little celebration, let’s rally folks so every body knows how important this election is on Tuesday,” Baria said. “Because I personally believe this is the most important election of my life time.”
Putting off an unusual atmosphere for a political rally, voters were treated to live music, and free food while hearing the Representative speak on the top issues he believes the nation faces.
“The big problem’s for Mississippi are healthcare, education, infrastructure and reversing the brain drain,” Baria stated.
“Healthcare, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, all those things are at stake of you don’t get out and vote on Tuesday”, said Baria supporter Ashley Floyd.
Despite many political division in d.c today, Baria went on to emphasize he’ll be willing to work with the president on what’s best for Mississippi, on many topics from healthcare, to education, and particular infrastructure.
“The President talked a lot about fixing our nations crumbling infrastructure in 2016,” Baria explained. “And if he’s serious about that I’ll work with him on that but the mix has to be right.”
Along the campaign trail, Rep. Baria stressed the key to a successful campaign can come from obtaining the support of millennials to keep future generations investing in Mississippi, playing into his slogan no vote equals surrender.
“We’ve got a brain drain in Mississippi where we’re losing 35 or 40,000 of our young people over the last 3-4 years,” Baria said. “It’s a problem in Mississippi that we have to address, so it’s important to communicate with millennials so we know what they think the problem is and what they would like to see and makes Mississippi an attracted place for them to live, build their careers and their families.”
We also reached out to Senator Roger Wicker’s campaign today, but received no word back, though visiting his campaign website, the senator firmly stands behind supporting President Trump and the GOP’S agenda to keep the economy growing and lower taxes for voters.