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Mississippi governor-elect honors veterans at ceremony

Nov. 8, 2019 3:36 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov.-elect Tate Reeves said Friday that the family of slain civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer exemplifies the service of U.S. military veterans. Reeves spoke at an early Veterans Day ceremony at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum —...

Mississippi Republicans sweep governor, 7 statewide offices

Nov. 6, 2019 3:04 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi voters handed Republicans continued control of the governor's office and victories in seven other statewide races on Tuesday, as they also decided a host of legislative and local offices. Here's a look at the key races on Mississippi ballots: GOVERNOR Republicans kept...

The Latest: GOP on track to keep legislative supermajorities

Nov. 6, 2019 12:50 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi's elections (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Republicans will expand their supermajority in the Mississippi state Senate and are on their way to retaining their supermajority in the state House. In the Senate, they had 23 candidates unopposed and are on track to...

Mississippi Republicans sweep governor, 6 statewide offices

Nov. 6, 2019 12:47 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi voters handed Republicans continued control of the governor's office and victories in six other statewide races, as they also decided a host of legislative and local offices. Here's a look at the key races on Mississippi ballots: GOVERNOR Republicans are keeping their hold...

Governor's race headlines Mississippi ballots on Tuesday

Nov. 2, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

Voters will have their say in Mississippi's most hotly contested governor's race since 2003 on Tuesday, as well as selecting six other statewide officials and a host of legislative and local offices. Here's a look at the key races on Mississippi ballots: GOVERNOR Republican Lt. Gov Tate Reeves will try to keep...

Dem bypasses party unity in his run for Mississippi governor

Nov. 1, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican nominees for statewide offices in Mississippi appeared at a campaign rally in September, making speeches about unity and posing for smiling group photos. Democrats have not done the same, and it's unlikely that they will before Tuesday's election for governor and other...

Dem bypasses party unity in his run for Mississippi governor

Oct. 27, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican nominees for statewide offices in Mississippi appeared at a campaign rally in September, making speeches about unity and posing for smiling group photos. Democrats have not done the same, and there are no signs that they'll do so before the Nov. 5 election for governor and...

Secretary of state nominees differ on expanding early voting

Oct. 21, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two candidates for secretary of state said Monday that they have different ideas about whether Mississippi should change its laws to expand early voting. Under current Mississippi law, absentee voting is limited to people who have a temporary or permanent disability, are at least 65...

Trump son raising money for Mississippi GOP governor nominee

Oct. 17, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's sons is scheduled to attend a fundraising event for Tate Reeves, the Republican nominee for Mississippi governor. News outlets report Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, former Fox News contributor Kimberly Guilfoyle, will appear Oct. 24 at the...

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

Oct. 10, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — 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...