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Hood, Reeves could headline 2019 governor’s race

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The closing weeks of June have brought the first previews of what could be Mississippi’s 2019 race for governor — Jim Hood versus Tate Reeves. At this time last year, Phil Bryant was cruising toward re-election, while truck driver Robert Gray was still six weeks from shocking the world by winning the Democratic primary without even voting for himself. Bryant, ...

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Trump, Cruz to campaign in Mississippi on eve of primaries

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Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were scheduled to appear in Mississippi before its presidential primaries, but the state has received relatively little attention this campaign season. Trump was scheduled to speak Monday evening in the Jackson suburb of Madison, ahead of the Tuesday primaries. It was to be Trump’s second appearance in Mississippi since early January, when several thousand ...

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Hosemann proposes updates for Mississippi election laws

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  JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is asking legislators to update Mississippi’s election laws, including allowing online voter registration. Republican Hosemann unveiled his proposals Tuesday. He wants to allow people to vote at county courthouses 21 days before any election. Current law allows limited reasons for voting early by absentee ballot, and Hosemann says some voters are being ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Pick candidates willing to hear “serious people”

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He is not a serious person,” said Zbigniew Brzezinski.                                                                                                                               Who was he speaking of — Vladimir Putin, Benjamin Netanyahu, or Donald Trump?   Brzezinski is a serious person. The former advisor to Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter and international relations realist played key roles in major international events such as the normalization of relations with China, the second Strategic Arms ...

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(UPDATE) POLLS ARE OPEN — Mississippi choosing Dem and GOP nominees for state offices

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UPDATE — Mississippi voters on Tuesday are choosing Democratic and Republican nominees for governor and lieutenant governor. Three other statewide races have Republican primaries only. They are for auditor, treasurer and insurance commissioner. Polls are open until 7 p.m., and voters are required to show a driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification. Ballots also include some primaries for public ...

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1 Dem, 1 Republican in runoff for Mississippi US House seat

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NESBIT — On a muggy evening in northern Mississippi, just a few miles from the Tennessee line, Republican congressional candidate Trent Kelly talked about his job as a district attorney for seven counties and his experience as a military veteran, with three deployments during 29 years in the National Guard — two of them in combat. “We must defend this ...

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Special Biloxi mayoral election Tuesday

BILOXI — Voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide which of the 10 candidates will be Biloxi’s next mayor. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If one candidate doesn’t get more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters will be in a runoff May 12. This is the first municipal election ...

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Smith, Anderson in runoff for Democratic candidacy for mayor

WAVELAND — Voters in Waveland will decide next Tuesday who will be the Democratic mayoral candidate for the Dec. 1 general election. City Fire Chief Mike Smith and city Building Official Brent Anderson merged from a crowded primary field to advance to the runoff. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Those who voted in last week’s ...

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Less than 20 votes separate judicial candidates on Coast

PASCAGOULA — With 18 affidavit votes still uncounted, Chancery Court Judge Neil Harris is 18 votes ahead of challenger Paula Yancey for a seat covering Jackson, George and Greene counties. Affidavit votes are cast by people who go to the wrong polling place — something that can happen if someone moves and doesn’t update registration. The uncounted affidavit votes were ...

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Voters pull hammer for incumbents, hunting and fishing

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Voters yesterday re-elected Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and all four incumbent congressmen. Cochran, 76, said he intends to serve the entire six-year term. With Republicans taking over the Senate, he could become a committee chairman. He is a former Appropriations chairman, and has steered billions of dollars to the state for hurricane recovery, university research and other ...

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