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DGA Statement on Tate Reeves’ Reelection Announcement

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DGA Statement on Tate Reeves’ Reelection Announcement

Democratic Governors Association Executive Director Meghan Meehan-Draper released the following statement in response to Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves’ reelection campaign launch:

“After four years of ripping off Mississippi families while rewarding his friends and allies, Tate Reeves begins his reelection campaign deeply damaged and intensely unpopular. Reeves is a failed governor whose role in the biggest corruption scandal in state history, willingness at every turn to enrich his cronies and line his pockets on the taxpayer dime, and shamelessly political refusal to expand Medicaid have cost working Mississippians dearly. The Democratic Governors Association looks forward to holding him accountable in the months to come.”

Reeves’ campaign launch comes just one day after a new poll showed him in a statistical tie with Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley and deeply unpopular with Mississippi voters.

Public polls have shown Reeves to be deeply unpopular and a recent POLITICO analysis called him “unusually vulnerable for a red-state Republican.” Reeves’ biggest accomplishments as governor include playing a central role in the state’s landmark public corruption scandal, holding up funding for water system repairs in Jackson and leaving hundreds of thousands of Mississippians without safe drinking water, and refusing to expand Medicaid— denying health care to 200,000 working Mississippians and leaving as many as a quarter of the state’s rural hospitals at risk of closure in the coming years.