Democrat Childers Does Last Minute Campaigning

The final countdown begins leading up to Election Day and Mississippi candidates are out and about around the state, securing last minute votes. Democratic Senate candidate, Travis Childers, made a pit stop in Gulfport Monday morning.

It’s down to the final moments for this year’s midterm elections, and many candidates are stepping up their game to make sure each moment counts. Childers stopped by Million Air Airport in Gulfport Monday morning to make his presence known along the Coast. Childers says, "We’re excited about it, we feel great. We feel like the momentum has shifted our way. People have been receptive to us and again. I appreciate all the kindness the people on the Gulf Coast has given us."

Childers believes it’s time to end his opponent, incumbent, Senator Thad Cochran’s, 42 year run and allow a Democrat to give the people of Mississippi a voice. Childers also says, "So many people have said they just feel like their voice isn’t heard. They feel like their government doesn’t work and I said if we’re gonna’ change Washington, we’ve got to change who we send to Washington, starting from the top."

Childers’ top two priorities are equal pay for women and raising the minimum wage. Childers says, "Mississippi has the most low paying jobs of any state in the union per capita, and sadly, 70% of those are women, so we want to help those who make the least. That’s how we lift ourselves up."

As the Obama administration downsizes the military, Childers says he will defend the military industry to help keep jobs in south Mississippi. Childers closes, "I’ve already shown as I served in Congress, I served as a very independent voice for the State of Mississippi and I will do so as a United States Senator."

On election night, Childers plans to be in his hometown of Booneville, Mississippi, just north of Tupelo, surrounded by family and friends as the ballots are tallied and people throughout the state decide who will fill Mississippi’s seat for U.S. Senator for the next four years.

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