Latest Delbert Hosemann News

Mississippi: Election lawsuit is not about voting rights

Jul. 16, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Attorneys defending Mississippi say a lawsuit that challenges the state's system of choosing a governor is about "partisan politics," not about protecting African Americans' voting rights. The election-year lawsuit was filed May 30 in federal court by four black plaintiffs with...

Absentee voting begins for Mississippi party primaries

Jun. 25, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi voters can start casting absentee ballots for the Aug. 6 party primaries for governor and other statewide, regional, legislative and county offices. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says circuit clerks began accepting absentee ballots Monday. People may vote absentee...

Fight over district's racial makeup back at appeals court

Jun. 11, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mississippi officials asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to overturn a district court ruling that said boundary lines for a state Senate district illegally diluted vote African American voting strength. Mississippi's Legislature redrew the lines for Senate District 22 in March after...

Republican Reeves holds $6.3M in Mississippi governor's race

Jun. 10, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has five times as much cash to spend in the final five months of the governor's race as his best-financed opponent, and he's already spending at a rapid clip. Reports filed Monday show Reeves continues to lead all candidates in fundraising, with $6.3...

A look at Mississippi candidates' campaign finance filings

Jun. 10, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi candidates had a Monday deadline to file campaign finance reports to show how much money they had raised and spent through the end of May. This is a brief look at reports for top offices: GOVERNOR Republican — Tate Reeves of Flowood: Raised $566,437 in May and $1.6...

New law: Charities using paid telemarketers must register

Jun. 10, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials on Monday reminded charities that hire telemarketers to seek new donors that they now have to register under Mississippi's no-call law. Beginning July 1, charities that use paid telephone solicitors to prospect for new donors could be fined $10,000 per violation if they...

Reaction to the death of former US Sen. Thad Cochran

May. 30, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Reaction to the death of longtime Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi: REPUBLICAN FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: "Laura and I are saddened that Thad Cochran has moved on. He was a gentleman Senator. He was a patriot who represented Mississippians with class and honor....