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BILL CRAWFORD — Reeves strong in rural counties; reaches out to Waller voters

Interesting tidbits from the Republican primary runoff won by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves by a 54% to 46% margin over former Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller: In 2015, the runoff vote total was 54% of the first primary total. This year that percentage jumped to 87%. The GOP runoff total of nearly 325,000 votes even topped the nearly 290,000 ...

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Mississippi Republican governor candidates spar in debate

Two Republicans running for Mississippi governor were asked during a televised debate Wednesday night to name one disagreement they’ve had with current Republican Gov. Phil Bryant. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said he and Bryant have been in step up to 98% of the time on big issues, including restricting abortion. “We disagreed on a couple of budget items here and ...

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ROBERT FOSTER — The runoff election for governor is too important to sit on the sidelines

Gubernatorial runoffs are a rare occurrence in Mississippi’s history. In fact, the most recent was nearly three decades ago. Like so many of you, I have struggled to reach a decision on the right plan of action in this runoff election. For months, I pitched my conservative outsider resume and platform of fresh ideas and a new perspective for our ...

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Foster backs Waller in GOP runoff for Mississippi governor

The candidate eliminated from the Republican primary for Mississippi governor is endorsing former state Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller Jr. for the party’s nomination. State Rep. Robert Foster of Hernando on Tuesday announced his support of Waller, who’s competing with Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves in an Aug. 27 runoff. Reeves received 49% of the vote Aug. 6. Waller received 33% ...

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Analysis: Runoff candidates need to keep voters motivated

Mississippi candidates working toward Aug. 27 party primary runoffs have two important tasks: keep the base motivated and find new voters. People that day will determine the Republican nominees for two statewide offices — governor and attorney general. The slate of Democratic statewide nominees is set, either because candidates were unopposed or because they won a primary Aug. 6. Attorney ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Will new GOP primary voters make difference in runoff?

Roughly 95,000 more Mississippians voted in the Republican primary this year than four years ago, a 34% increase. This pushed Republican turnout over Democratic turnout for the first time. These new GOP primary voters could noticeably impact the August 27th runoffs. So, where did they come from? Well, not from the big 12 Republican counties that typically dominate primaries. Comparing ...

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Hood wins Dem nod for Mississippi governor; GOP runoff ahead

Fourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood beat seven rivals to become the Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor, while on the Republican side, second-term Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves faces a runoff in three weeks against former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. Hood hopes to break the grip Republicans have held on the governorship for 16 years in the conservative ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Reeves finally debates Republican opponents

Well, they debated this one time. The Republican governor candidates that is. Bill Waller looked the most gubernatorial but was the least glib. Tate Reeves still looked boyish but was the most glib. Robert Foster looked confident and scored with his comments. Reeves poked on Waller. Foster poked on Reeves. Waller, for the most part, poked at impersonal not-good-enough state ...

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Candidates: Mississippi should focus on vocational education

Candidates for Mississippi governor are saying the state should strengthen vocational education programs to boost the economy. Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he’s proposing the state spend $100 million to try to improve job skills. Reeves said the single largest expense would be $75 million to community colleges for workforce training. “I believe in Mississippi; we need ...

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(WATCH VIDEO) Waller raises awareness on negative impact of Bonnet Carre Spillway in Louisiana on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

The Bill Waller for Governor campaign released a new video featuring Bill Waller in Louisiana at the Bonnet Carre Spillway that is currently flowing trillions of gallons of water into the Mississippi Sound, damaging the ecology and economy of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. “Last Friday, I had to go see it for myself, so I went to Louisiana to the ...

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