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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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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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Analysis: Mississippi candidates split on school vouchers

Several candidates for Mississippi governor have answered a questionnaire from a public education advocacy group called The Parents’ Campaign, but Republican Tate Reeves has not. Reeves, the second-term lieutenant governor and former two-term state treasurer, also did not appear last month at a Mississippi Professional Educators board meeting in Biloxi. His campaign spokesman, Parker Briden, said Reeves had an event ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Debate strategy puts lid on issues

Important issues in the Republican primary for governor are getting short shrift. The second Republican gubernatorial debate is scheduled for June 7th at Southwest Community College in Summit. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will again be a no-show. He skipped the first one held April 2nd at Mississippi State University too. His absence kept the first debate off television and, apparently, ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — State population trends make healthcare issue big

Reckon conservatives will listen when two conservative, pro-capitalism columnists say healthcare is a big issue in Mississippi? Both Wyatt Emmerich and Sid Salter have conservative views and come from the owner side of newspapers where capitalism prevails. Both recently wrote powerful columns about the need to address healthcare issues in Mississippi. Emmerich wrote about Medicaid expansion and pointed to a ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Issues can be wild cards in competitive governor’s race

Which of the 13 candidates for governor of Mississippi are you for? Huh? There are 13? Yep, three Republicans, nine Democrats, and one independent. As the Associated Press explained, “The top of the ticket for Mississippi’s 2019 statewide election could feature the most competitive governor’s race since 2003, but a dearth of strong Democratic candidates down the ballot shows the ...

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