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Democrat Mike Espy starts 2020 US Senate bid in Mississippi

Nov. 12, 2019 3:39 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy announced Tuesday that he's running again for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith, setting up a 2020 rematch of a race that churned up the state's painful racist history. "I can and will do a better job for the people of Mississippi...

GOP insider leads transition for Mississippi governor-elect

Nov. 7, 2019 4:24 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi Republican Party chairman will lead the transition team for Gov.-elect Tate Reeves. The Reeves campaign said Thursday that Brad White will do the job. White is stepping down as chief of staff for Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. Reeves was elected Tuesday and...

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...

Dems flip Virginia; Kentucky governor race too close to call

Nov. 6, 2019 8:44 AM EST

Democrats took full control of the Virginia legislature for the first time in more than two decades while the race for governor in deeply Republican Kentucky was too close to call despite a last-minute boost from President Donald Trump. In Kentucky, Democratic challenger Andy Beshear held a narrow lead and...

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...

Republican Lt. Gov. Reeves wins Mississippi governor's race

Nov. 6, 2019 12:38 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republicans are keeping their hold on the governorship in Mississippi, despite facing the best-funded Democrat to run for the position in more than a decade. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday defeated Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and two candidates who ran low-budget campaigns....

The Latest: Democrat concedes Mississippi governor's race

Nov. 6, 2019 12:09 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the Mississippi election (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Democrat Jim Hood is conceding the Mississippi governor's race and thanking people for letting him serve four terms as attorney general. Hood was defeated Tuesday by Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves in the open race...

Pence rallies for Mississippi GOP governor candidate

Nov. 4, 2019 6:04 PM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence campaigned Monday in Mississippi for the Republican nominee for governor, who's in a tight race with the state's best-funded Democratic nominee in nearly a generation. "Mississippi and America need Tate Reeves to be the next governor of the great state of...

The Latest: Democrat seeks bipartisan support in Mississippi

Nov. 4, 2019 4:06 PM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the Mississippi governor's race (all times local): 3 p.m. The Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor says he thinks he will receive bipartisan support from voters. Jim Hood spoke to reporters Monday as he campaigned in the Mississippi Delta, a region that's important...