Meridian, Miss. Democrats rallied in Meridian Friday in advance of the June 4 general election.
State Democratic Party chairman, Rickey Cole, was joined by Democratic nominee for mayor of Meridian, Percy Bland, and his supporters outside the Lauderdale County Democratic Party headquarters.
Cole is traveling the state over the next couple of weeks, in advance of the elections to try to rally support for Democratic candidates.
"This race over here in Meridian is special to us as Democrats because of the quality of the candidate we have," said Cole. "Percy Bland is a first-rate candidate. And we believe he would be an immediate leader among the mayors of the state of Mississippi. And we believe he can help move east Mississippi forward."
The rally was also in support of Democrats running for Meridian City Council seats.