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Analysis: Reeves, Hood focus beyond Mississippi primaries

The two candidates with the most money in the Mississippi governor’s race — Republican Tate Reeves and Democrat Jim Hood — are largely ignoring their party primary opponents and are concentrating, instead, on the November general election. That’s changing soon for Reeves. He’s scheduled to take part in a televised debate Tuesday with the other two Republicans who will be ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Will humdinger primary finally yield a Republican attorney general?

The last and only Republican to hold the office of Attorney General in Mississippi was George E. Harris back in 1877. As Republicans began their surge to take over statewide offices in the early 1990s, Mike Moore and Jim Hood easily held on to the position for Democrats. Odds are that’s about to change. Even when Republicans took over all ...

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CUBA — ¿si? or ¿no? Mississippi’s cigar lovers hold their breath

By Jack Weatherly Cuban cigars have become, for many Americans, the stuff that dreams are made of. That’s because the trade embargo imposed by the United States more than 50 years ago on the communist nation 90 miles off the coast of Florida has blocked legal sales in this country. Now President Obama has struck a match by re-establishing diplomatic ...

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Three insurers selling in state on health care reform website

JACKSON — Three companies are now selling health insurance in Mississippi through a federal website created under the health overhaul that President Barack Obama signed into law. That’s up from two in the state last year. A three-month annual enrollment period started Saturday for consumers seeking coverage through the online marketplace, or health exchange. It’s an option for those who ...

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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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Rep. Brown says he will run for Posey's seat on PSC

JACKSON — Democratic state Rep. Cecil Brown of Jackson said yesterday that he’s running in 2015 for a seat on the Mississippi Public Service Commission, the three-member board that regulates utilities. Brown, 70, said he will seek the central district seat that is held by Republican Lynn Posey, a former state senator from Union Church. Posey could not immediately be ...

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Cochran carried 58 counties to Childer's 24 in Senate general election

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Here’s a glance at Mississippi counties carried by Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and Democratic challenger Travis Childers in Tuesday’s general election:   COCHRAN (58 counties) Adams, Alcorn, Amite, Attala, Calhoun, Carroll, Choctaw, Clarke, Copiah, Covington, DeSoto, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Grenada, Hancock, Harrison, Issaquena, Itawamba, Jackson, Jones, Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Leake, Lee, Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Marion, ...

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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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Exit polls: Voters dissatisfied with Obama administration, economy

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Republican Thad Cochran, in winning a seventh term in the U.S. Senate, fared well among those who disapproved of President Barack Obama’s performance and who felt the economy has been getting worse, according to final results of exit polling conducted for The Associated Press and television networks. Cochran surmounted a bitter GOP primary against tea party favorite ...

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Will lawmakers debate tax cuts as election year looms?

JACKSON — Mississippi has state elections in 2015, and it’s a safe bet that lawmakers will try to endear themselves to voters by debating a tax cut. Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves are both seeking re-election, and they’re already reciting familiar Republican talking points by saying people should keep more of the money they earn. Any proposal ...

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