Received this e-mail from former Congressman, Secretary of Agriculture and U.S. Senate candidate, Mike Espy (D. MS), in support of Attorney General Jim Hood’s (D. MS) campaign
This November, Mississippians have the opportunity to elect a governor who will truly represent their best interests, not out-of-state corporations or special interests, in what could be our state’s first competitive gubernatorial election since 2003.
There’s only one person in this race who I know will do that, and it’s Attorney General Jim Hood.
We have a real shot at taking the governor’s mansion with Jim as the nominee: after first winning statewide office in 2003, he’s gone on to win reelection three times since, always winning with a double-digit lead.
Not only can Jim win, but he can make real progress for the people of Mississippi: he’s dedicated to expanding affordable healthcare, improving public education, and growing our economy by creating good-paying jobs and supporting small businesses and farmers.
Jim is a proven leader who will put Mississippi’s working families first, and that’s why I’m proud to support his campaign for governor.
Don’t get me wrong: this is going to be a tight race, especially with the opposition’s attack ads trying to mischaracterize Jim and his record. But with enough grassroots people-power to mobilize voters across the state, political media outlets like DailyKosare saying “Hood may be able to pull off an upset in November.”
I know Jim has what it takes to win and represent all Mississippians: it’s just a matter of giving him the resources to get out the vote and defeat the corporate-backed political machine trying to maintain their grip on power.
Your contribution, your voice, and your vote can truly make the difference and help us move Mississippi forward.