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Alabama senator Jones to address Mississippi Democrats

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) - Newly elected U.S. Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama will address Mississippi Democrats at their annual dinner Saturday in Brandon.

The dinner had historically been known as the Jefferson-Jackson-Hamer dinner, however Democrats are actually calling it the Hamer-Winter dinner, named for civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer and previous Democratic Gov. William Winter.

Democratic Chair Bobby Moak says the trade used to be made to focal point on honoring Mississippians. A historical past of slaveholding and different movements have made Democratic birthday party founders and presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson debatable amongst some. Moak says that’s now not why the title used to be modified.

Jones, a Democrat, received an disappointed in December over Roy Moore. The Republican nominee used to be dogged through allegations of unsuitable touch with youngsters and a debatable previous of defying federal court docket orders.


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