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2 Mississippi cities absorb security costs for Trump visits

Dec. 4, 2019 5:30 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi cities paid thousands of dollars to provide police protection when President Donald Trump attended rallies there in the past year. Neither Tupelo nor Biloxi is asking the Trump campaign to pay the costs, The Clarion Ledger reported. Some cities in the U.S. have...

Navy to name ship after the late Sen. Cochran of Mississippi

Nov. 13, 2019 6:50 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Navy will name a ship after the late Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, who was a Navy veteran. Cochran’s successor, Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, said Wednesday that Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer has decided that a future Arleigh Burke-class...

Democrat Mike Espy starts 2020 US Senate bid in Mississippi

Nov. 12, 2019 6:51 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...

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...

Agriculture commissioner's race centers on local food

Oct. 31, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

The Democratic challenger for Mississippi agriculture commissioner is pitching a local food revolution, while the Republican incumbent seeks more incremental change. That's one big divide between Democrat Rickey Cole and Republican Andy Gipson. It's not that Gipson opposes local food, touting an online effort to...

Trump to visit Mississippi days before statewide election

Oct. 18, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will appear in Mississippi to rally Republicans days before statewide elections. The Republican president's reelection campaign announced plans for a rally at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo on Nov. 1, four days before Mississippians go...

Warren joins Buttigieg in nixing threat to church tax status

Oct. 14, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

Elizabeth Warren would not seek to revoke the tax-exempt status of churches or other religious entities that decline to perform same-sex marriages if she's elected president, the Massachusetts Democrat's campaign said. Asked to respond to former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke's assertion last week that religious...