Mississippi Democrats Respond to Rand Paul’s Announcement
In response to Senator Rand Paul’s announcement today, Mississippi Democrats released the following statement, detailing how terrible Rand Paul’s record and policies are for Mississippi:
JACKSON, MS – “Rand Paul’s announcement today should be alarming for every Mississippian, including women, college students, those who need health insurance, and hardworking people all across the state.
If Rand Paul had his way, almost 300,000 Mississippians would not benefit from increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10. Mississippi women make 75.6 cents for every dollar a man makes, and yet Rand Paul opposes efforts to close the pay gap.
Rand Paul opposes legislation that would allow student loan borrowers to refinance their loans at lower rates, even though this could benefit 246,000 of Mississippi's student loan borrowers.
Rand Paul wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act and opposes expanding Medicaid. Without Medicaid expansion in Mississippi, more than 165,000 residents could lose their health insurance coverage.
On issue after issue, Rand Paul shares his extreme views with the rest of the Republican Party. Rand Paul has voiced opposition to the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, yet just a few months ago, Phil Bryant, Roger Wicker and the Mississippi Republican Party fundraised for him, citing his 'good policies.'
Voters want a president who will fight to help them climb the ladder of opportunity, not an extreme candidate from a party that has continually acted against the best interests of Mississippians. Rand Paul is bad news for Mississippi, and he definitely won’t do what is best for the country.”