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Sanders bails on Mississippi visit

Sanders bails on Mississippi visit

By: Frank Corder - March 5, 2020

The New York Times is reporting that Bernie Sanders is cancelling his visit to Mississippi this Friday and will instead focus his pre-primary efforts on Michigan. This can only be seen as essentially conceding the state to Joe Biden.

Sanders was expected to speak at 2:30pm in Jackson at Mississippi’s Civil Rights museum with Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba.  That event page has not been updated with the change in the Vermont Senator’s schedule.

Sanders lost Mississippi to Hillary Clinton in 2016, drawing only 17% of the vote to Clinton’s 83%.

The likelihood of a similar result versus 2020 rival Biden is high.

Sanders has thus far underperformed in the South, losing Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas and Texas to the Biden in recent contests.

Biden is outperforming Sanders among black voters in states like Alabama, and with the endorsement of Second District Congressman Bennie Thompson this morning, Sanders’ chances of winning Mississippi are remote.


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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: