Nov 3, 2023
Republicans Know Tate Reeves Has A Likability Problem
Jackson, MS – Last month, Republican operatives began ringing the alarm bells on Tate Reeves’ dwindling chances of reelection. And after this week’s debate, those alarms got even louder, with more Republicans continuing to voice their concerns about Reeves’ likability.
Nov 3, 2023
ICYMI: Brandon Presley Proposes Minimum Wage Increase While Reeves Gives Himself A Raise
Jackson, MS – A recent article from the Mississippi Free Press highlights Tate Reeves’ stance on supporting Mississippians: there always seems to be enough for Tate Reeves, but never enough for working families.
Nov 2, 2023
Here’s What People Are Saying About Last Night’s Gubernatorial Debate
Jackson, MS – This morning, Mississippi Democratic Party Chair Cheikh Taylor appeared on Rip Daniels to talk about Tate Reeves’ laughable debate performance, saying, “Rather than [Tate Reeves] answering the questions on why he refused to expand Medicaid and cut taxes for Mississippi's most vulnerable families, he's trying to distract from his involvement in the largest public corruption scandal in Mississippi's history and Mississippians are ready for a change.” On the flip side, Republicans called Brandon Presley’s debate performance “impressive” and “skillful debater”. On SuperTalk, Caleb Spears said, “Brandon Presley seemed more polished” and “[He] came out swinging.”
Nov 2, 2023
Mississippi Democratic Party Statement On Tate Reeves’ Lackluster Debate Performance
Jackson, MS – Mississippi Democratic Party Chair Cheikh Taylor released the following statement on Tate Reeves’ lackluster debate performance:
Nov 1, 2023
Three Questions Tate Reeves Must Answer At Tonight’s Debate
Jackson, MS – Following four years of failed policies Tate Reeves must answer these three questions at tonight’s debate:
Oct 31, 2023
NEW: Republicans Sound Alarm Bells Of Reeves’ Unpopularity And Low Republican Enthusiasm
Jackson, MS – Earlier this month, Republican operatives rang the alarm bells on Reeves’ diminishing chances of reelection. And this week, Republicans said the quiet part out loud – they just don’t trust Tate Reeves and are worried their base won’t turn out for Tate Reeves.
Oct 31, 2023
ICYMI: On SiriusXM, Mississippi Democratic Party Chair Slammed Tate Reeves For His Failed Term As Governor
Jackson, MS – Last week, Mississippi Democratic Party Chair Cheikh Taylor slammed Tate Reeves for his stance on Mississippi’s minimum wage and his refusal to expand Medicaid. Chair Taylor said that “we should vote [Reeves] out immediately” because his policies have contributed to the deaths of Mississippians. Tate Reeves’ refusal to expand Medicaid has left nearly half (34) of the state’s 74 hospitals to be at risk of closing with 25 of those being at risk of immediate closure. In contrast on day one, Brandon Presley will expand Medicaid and provide healthcare for more than 220,000 working Mississippians.
Oct 30, 2023
ICYMI: Mississippi Today: Gov. Tate Reeves Walks Away When Asked About Working Mississippians Who Need Health Care
Jackson, MS – After Tate Reeves told reporters earlier this week that “not that many people in Mississippi work for minimum wage,” Reeves walked away when asked what he would say to the working class people working at McDonald’s and Walmart who can’t afford health insurance and also don’t qualify for Medicaid expansion. The problem is that Tate Reeves doesn't think about Mississippians who work for a living - he only thinks about serving himself and his country club friends.
Oct 30, 2023
Democrats Keep Hammering Medicaid Expansion While Tate Reeves Says And Does Nothing
Jackson, MS – The Mississippi Democratic Party wrapped the ‘Save Our Hospital’ tour last week with state Democratic leadership blasting Reeves at the state capitol. Democratic state legislators along with local leaders, healthcare professionals, educators, and faith leaders across Mississippi held a series of events to highlight the state’s hospital crisis. The tour stretched from Greenville to Gulfport and made stops in Jackson, Tupelo, Hattiesburg, and more.
Oct 27, 2023
FACT CHECK: While Tate Reeves Gave Himself A Raise, Thousands of Hardworking Mississippians Make At Or Less Than Minimum Wage
Jackson, MS – Yesterday, after speaking at MEC’s Hobnob Mississippi, Tate Reeves was asked about raising the minimum wage, to which he replied, “There aren’t a lot of people in Mississippi working for minimum wage.” According to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 20,000 Mississippians make at or below minimum wage.
Oct 25, 2023
“It’s Too Little, Too Tate”: State Democratic Leadership Lambasts Tate Reeves’ Scheme To Tax Rural Hospitals
Jackson, MS – State Democratic leadership gathered on the Capitol steps this morning and gave Tate Reeves’ plan to tax rural hospitals an “F” and slammed him for his refusal to expand Medicaid. Tate Reeves’ refusal to expand Medicaid has left nearly half (34) of the state’s 74 hospitals to be at risk of closing with 25 of those being at risk of immediate closure. In contrast on day one, Brandon Presley will expand Medicaid and provide healthcare for more than 220,000 working Mississippians.
Oct 19, 2023
“The State Of Healthcare In Our State Is Deteriorating” State Sen. Norwood Criticizes Tate Reeves For His Failure To Expand Medicaid
Jackson, MS – Today, State Sen. Sollie Norwood, educators, faith leaders, and healthcare professionals criticized Tate Reeves for his refusal to expand Medicaid. In contrast they endorsed Brandon Presley’s plan to expand Medicaid on day one. Mississippi is losing more than $1 billion every year because of Tate Reeves’ healthcare crisis. Expanding access to affordable healthcare would produce an average of 11,000 new jobs a year for five years and provide an additional $44 million a year to the state general fund.
Oct 12, 2023
“Tate Reeves Has Done Absolutely Nothing To Save Our Healthcare System” Rep. Daryl Porter Slams Tate Reeves For His Failure To Expand Medicaid
Jackson, MS – Yesterday, State Rep. Daryl Porter, healthcare professionals, and faith leaders slammed Tate Reeves for his refusal to expand Medicaid. Mississippi is losing more than $1 billion every year because of Tate Reeves’ healthcare crisis. Expanding access to affordable healthcare would produce an average of 11,000 new jobs a year for five years and provide an additional $44 million a year to the state general fund.
Oct 9, 2023
‘The Fact Of The Matter Is That Mamas Are Dying’ State Rep. Summers Takes A Swipe At Tate Reeves’ Scheme To Tax Rural Hospitals And His Refusal to Expand Medicaid
Jackson, MS – Today, State Rep. Zakiya Summers and healthcare professionals sent warnings of hospital depredation as Tate Reeves refuses to expand Medicaid. In June, St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson closed its entire behavioral health unit, laying off 157 workers - the psychiatric beds at nearby hospitals became full. Last month, the CDC released a report that Mississippi’s suicide rate has reached its highest level in 20 years.
Sep 28, 2023
“You’ve got hundreds of millions of dollars stolen and no insurance” State Rep. Omeria Scott Blasts Tate Reeves Over His Refusal To Expand Medicaid
Hattiesburg, MS – Omeria Scott and economist Dr. Sondra Collins held a forum at L.T. Ellis Community Center where they slammed Tate Reeves for his refusal to expand Medicaid. They join a list of officials who have criticized the hospital closure governor over his refusal to take action on the state’s hospital crisis. This month, Supervisor Reggie Moore ridiculed Reeves for treating the Delta like a third-world country, he said, “There’s no healthcare, and there’s no plan,” he said. “It’s almost criminal.”
Sep 21, 2023
“Too Late, Tate” Mississippians Know You’re The Hospital Closure Governor
Jackson, MS – Following Tate Reeves’ too little, too Tate announcement today, state legislators and a nurse released statements following Tate Reeves’ campaign stunt.
Sep 20, 2023
“I Want To See Hospitals Stay Open” State Rep. Hines Pleads As Tate Reeves Refuses To Expand Medicaid
Greenville, MS – Elected officials and health care workers gathered at Greenville Higher Education Center for a round table and criticized Tate Reeves for his refusal to expand Medicaid. In August, Greenwood Leflore Hospital went up for lease for the second time in two years and hospital administrators said that the hospital only has enough cash to pay employees through September.
Sep 15, 2023
Mississippi Democratic Party Statement on Hispanic Heritage Month
Jackson, MS – Today, the Mississippi Democratic Party Chair released the following statement commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month:
Sep 15, 2023
“Presley’s Gained Some Ground” As Henry Barbour Warns of Trouble For Reeves On The Coast
Jackson, MS – GOP Strategist Henry Barbour rang the alarm bells of low Republican enthusiasm for Tate Reeves on the Gulf Coast. He said that the way Tate Reeves is defeated is if Republicans don’t turn out in the Coast. SuperTalk host Paul Gallo concurred with Barbour saying, “the 600 lb gorilla in the room is getting people to turnout.”
Sep 13, 2023
ICYMI: Under Tate Reeves, Mississippi Has The Highest Infant Mortality Rate In The Country
Jackson, MS – A new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows that under Tate Reeves, Mississippi has the highest infant mortality rate at 9.4% exceeding the national rate by almost 4%. Another report shows that the maternal mortality for Black women has increased 25% on Reeves’ watch.