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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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Analysis: Candidates spin numbers on government employment

Mississippi has about 3,900 fewer state government employees now than it did five years ago, and the employees’ average salary has increased by about $3,700. The statistics are from the Mississippi State Personnel Board, and candidates are putting their own spin on them in this year’s race for governor. The numbers should be accompanied by an asterisk. They only cover ...

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Mississippi governor candidates agree on 1 debate date

The two major-party candidates for Mississippi governor are debating about debating. Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and fourth-term Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood say they have accepted multiple invitations for televised debates before the Nov. 5 election. But, so far, they have agreed on only one date — Oct. 10 in front of a live audience at the University ...

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Analysis: Lt. governor hopefuls open to Medicaid expansion

The two candidates running for Mississippi lieutenant governor engaged in a civil discussion about Medicaid expansion and other issues during a televised statewide debate. The 30-minute forum Thursday evening will probably be the only chance for many voters to do a side-by-side comparison of the nominees. Democrat Jay Hughes of Oxford is a first-term state representative, and Republican Delbert Hosemann ...

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Hood: Reeves improperly pushed frontage road project

Mississippi Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood released an investigative report Wednesday that says his rival in this year’s governor’s race, Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, improperly sought to influence a roadbuilding project near Reeves’ neighborhood. Hood also said Reeves withheld documents, and that the “refusal to produce records has impeded the investigation and prevented a full report on the subject.” ...

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AS EXPECTED: Reeves vs. Hood this November in Mississippi governor’s race

Mississippi second-term Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves won the Republican nomination for governor, setting up a November general election showdown with Democrat Jim Hood, the state’s four-term attorney general. Reeves defeated retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. in a Republican primary runoff Tuesday. Reeves, 45, spent more than $6 million this year — the most of any candidate ...

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Mississippi gubernatorial candidate not going for ‘nice guy’

Republican Tate Reeves was a 29-year-old banker when he won his first statewide office in Mississippi. After two terms as treasurer and the next two as lieutenant governor, Reeves is now trying to become governor. To advance to the general election ballot in November, he must first win his own party’s nomination. Reeves is competing in a Republican primary runoff ...

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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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Reeves holds $5M, Hood $1.5M in Mississippi governor’s race

Mississippi candidates had a Tuesday deadline to file campaign finance reports showing how much money they had raised and spent through Saturday. Candidates who do not have primary opponents were not required to file reports Tuesday. The fundraising figures for this month cover July 1-27. This is a brief look at reports for governor: REPUBLICANS — Tate Reeves of Flowood: ...

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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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