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BILL CRAWFORD — Lieutenant governor race key for Republicans

The key election for Mississippi Republicans on November 5th is not the race for governor, rather it is the race for lieutenant governor. Two reasons. First, as we learned during Tate Reeves’ tenure, a strong lieutenant governor can command the agenda of state government. Second, Republican nominee Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann can turn the party’s focus back toward conservative problem ...

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Mississippi governor candidates bicker over state taxes

The two main candidates for Mississippi governor held dueling news conferences Wednesday to accuse each other of wanting state government to dig deeper into people’s wallets. Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves are competing in the Nov. 5 election, along with two candidates running low-budget campaigns. Appearing at a concrete business in Canton, Reeves said ...

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Ex Lt. Gov. Tuck set to retire as university vice president

Former Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck is retiring Dec. 31 as a vice president at Mississippi State University. The university says Tuesday that the 56-year-old Tuck announced her plans this month. She is a Maben native who served in the Mississippi Senate from 1990 to 1996. She was defeated in the 1995 Democratic primary for secretary of state, then was hired ...

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Hood: Reeves commercial filmed at private school is ‘phony’

The Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor said Tuesday that his Republican opponent should stop running a “phony” campaign commercial about supporting public education. Attorney General Jim Hood criticized Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves for filming part of the commercial at the private New Summit School in Jackson. The ad that started airing Friday promotes Reeves’ proposal to increase public school ...

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Mississippi governor candidates spar over taxes, brain drain

The two major-party candidates for Mississippi governor debated Monday for the second time in less than a week, arguing over education, taxes and the “brain drain” — the loss of people moving to other states for jobs. Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves faced off in the WCBI-TV studio in Columbus. Sitting near one other ...

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Reeves and Hood clash on teacher pay, roads, health care

Mississippi’s Republican lieutenant governor and Democratic attorney general debated teacher pay raise plans, road repairs, health care and taxes as they clashed for the first debate in the governor’s race. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Attorney General Jim Hood met Thursday at the University of Southern Mississippi as they compete in Mississippi’s most competitive governor’s race since 2003. The two ...

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Trump endorses GOP’s Reeves in Mississippi governor’s race

President Donald Trump is tweeting that Tate Reeves, the Republican nominee in the Mississippi governor’s race, has his “Complete & Total Endorsement.” Reeves is the current lieutenant governor. He faces Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and two other candidates in the Nov. 5 election. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant cannot seek a third term, and he endorsed Reeves months ago. Trump ...

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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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ANDY TAGGART — Will be a steward of the state’s law enforcement resources

Life often brings the realization that something must be done just because it is the right thing to do.  Such a time arose for my wife Karen and me this past spring when I concluded that I should enter the race for Attorney General. For nearly 150 years, Mississippi has waited for the opportunity to elect a conservative Republican to ...

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Analysis: Republicans line up to support immigration arrests

Many Mississippi Republican officials see the immigration raids on seven chicken processing plants earlier this month not only as good policy, but as good politics. The raids were maybe most a gift to Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who lucked into a Twitter clash with Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar, currently a huge target of GOP attacks. On the day the raids ...

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