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Vicksburg mayor considering 2019 run for Mississippi lt. gov

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs

A Democratic mayor says he is considering running for Mississippi lieutenant governor, and he might cross party lines.

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said Tuesday that he will decide in the next six months whether to seek the state’s second-highest office in 2019.

Flaggs told The Associated Press that he has not ruled out running as a Republican.

He served as a Democrat in the Mississippi House from 1988 until he was elected mayor of his hometown in 2013.

The 64-year-old Flaggs said he wants to line up at least $2 million in support and will commission statewide polling before deciding whether to run for lieutenant governor.

The current lieutenant governor, Republican Tate Reeves, is in his second term and can’t run again.

About Ross Reily

Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

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