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Watson chooses Marine police chief as new chief of staff

Dec. 5, 2019 4:04 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Secretary of State-elect Michael Watson on Thursday announced he had selected the police chief of the Department of Marine Resources to be his chief of staff. Keith Davis, 48, has served as chief since 2014 and said he's been in law enforcement for the last 25 years. He...

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...