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Brad Morris says that Congress has dropped the ball when it comes to helping the Middle Class and working families of Mississippi and the nation.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Democratic candidate for Congressional District One made a stop-off in West Point to speak with potential constituents about issues and make it known that if elected he intends to reverse many of the policies that he says have stagnated our economy.
â€śCongress is broken,â€ť Morris said. â€śThis particular congress has dropped the ball, and it has turned its back on Middle Class and working families.â€ť
Morris went on to say that the current congress has shown a â€śblatant preferenceâ€ť to a wealthy few, â€śthe likes we havenâ€™tâ€™ seen since the Great Depression era.â€ť
Morris said that if elected he would not stand for the bi-partisan bickering that has become synonymous with congress.
â€śTheyâ€™re not getting anything done,â€ť he said. â€śTheyâ€™re (Congress) kicking the can down the road.â€ť
Morris, who is a strong supporter of public education, says that a sound education system is the backbone of a healthy economy.
â€śEducation is no longer a luxury, itâ€™s a necessity,â€ť he says in his campaign bulletin.
Morris notes that in his own experience, government programs like college aid helped him become successful later in life. He intends to fully fund those programs along with ones that helped his grandparents, who raised him, become home owners.
â€śWe need real political reform that curbs the corrupting influence of big money,â€ť Morris said.
Morris wants to fully reform campaign financing, and he wants to make it illegal for politicians to become lobbyists after they leave office.
A native of the community of Dorsey in Itawamba County, Morris now resides in Oxford as a small businessman and Attorney.
He is running against incumbent Republican Congressman Alan Nunnelee.