Mississippi Politics

Pinkins seeks to engage Evangelical and Catholic Voters in Mississippi

Democratic candidate Ty Pinkins, vying for a seat in the U.S. Senate representing Mississippi, has earned the endorsement of Vote Common Good. The organization acts as a source of inspiration, motivation, and mobilization for individuals of faith, advocating for prioritizing the common good in voting choices. They also provide training and support to candidates aiming to effectively engage with Evangelical and Catholic voters. Pinkins is running against incumbent U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R) in the November general election.

Pinkins, envisioning his role as the next U.S. Senator from Mississippi, expressed his commitment to implementing policies that promote the welfare of the broader community, emphasizing inclusivity, fairness, and sustainable progress for the greater good.

In the 2020 Presidential election, 54 percent of Mississippi voters identified as white evangelicals or white born-again Christians according to the New York Times. Vote Common Good believes that many Evangelical and Catholic voters are reconsidering their support for Republican candidates due to concerns about policies rooted in white nationalism and division, opting for faithfulness to their beliefs and the common good over party allegiance.

Pinkins aims to shift the narrative with the supported white Evangelical and Catholic base, influenced by his training under Vote Common Good, to highlight the common good over other priorities that some Republicans have placed first.

Candidates for the Common Good are committed to upholding values that align with the common good, using it as a foundation in their governance, policy advocacy, and interactions with voters and peers. These candidates have pledged to Vote Common Good and embrace love in politics.

Ty Pinkins at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Vicksburg. (Courtesy photo)

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