Pinkins resumes campaign from last year
Grant McLaughlin, Mississippi Clarion Ledger
Ty Pinkins on Monday announced his campaign to run for the United States Senate and said he hopes to focus on three key issues during his campaign: healthcare, education and the economy.
“I am running because I am concerned about the direction in which our country is going,” Pinkins said during a press conference at the Mississippi State Capitol Building. “Families are struggling to make ends meet because life is more expensive for Mississippians. Women’s reproductive rights are under attack by politicians and unelected judges, and our very democracy is being threatened by those who wish to tear down the institutional safeguards provided by our Founding Fathers that have guided us for centuries.”
Pinkins previously announced his bid for the Senate in January 2023, but also ran for Secretary of State this past year against Republican incumbent Michael Watson, replacing Democratic candidate Shuwaski Young, who dropped out in August due to health reasons.
Pinkins said if elected to the United States Senate, he hopes to expand Medicaid in Mississippi, which could provide government-funded health insurance for millions of Mississippians.
Pinkins also hopes to one day create more higher-paying jobs for Mississippians, as well as provide more funding for public schools in Mississippi to create a better education for students.