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GOP runoff cuts Reeves' cash, but Democrat Hood still trails

Oct. 10, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

A contested Republican primary and runoff dented the cash cushion of Tate Reeves, but the lieutenant governor still has more money than Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood as the two wrestle for the governor's chair. Reeves burned through $5.8 million between July and September to win the GOP nomination,...

All 8 Mississippi GOP statewide nominees campaign together

Sep. 9, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Miss. (AP) — Republican nominees for all eight statewide offices in Mississippi appeared together at a campaign rally Monday, and the nominee for governor, Tate Reeves, predicted that all eight will win this fall. Speaking to standing-room-only crowd of Republicans at a Madison restaurant, Reeves...

Mississippi getting set for hard-fought governor's race

Aug. 28, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi governor's race this year could be the toughest in nearly a generation, between two politicians who have already won statewide races and are known for digging in against opponents: two-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and four-term Democratic Attorney General Jim...

The Latest: Mississippi could see tough race for governor

Aug. 28, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the Mississippi governor's election (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Mississippi could have its toughest governor's race in a nearly generation between two politicians known for digging in against opponents: two-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and four-term Democratic...

The Latest: Hood says Reeves relies on 'labels,' not issues

Aug. 28, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the governor's race in Mississippi (all times local): 10 p.m. Mississippi Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jim Hood says he will focus on issues going into the November general election. But he says he thinks newly elected Republican nominee Tate Reeves will just "throw...

The Latest: Massey only state senator to lose in runoff

Aug. 27, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi elections (all times local): 10:50 p.m. A Mississippi state senator has lost his re-election bid in a Republican runoff. Sen. Chris Massey of Nesbit was defeated on Tuesday by Michael W. McLendon. Massey is the only incumbent state senator to lose. He joins...

Republicans pick Reeves for Mississippi governor

Aug. 27, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves cruised to the Republican nomination for governor in Tuesday's runoff, avoiding an upset victory from former state Supreme Court Chief Bill Waller Jr. Tuesday's contests set the Nov. 5 general election fields in Mississippi as Republicans chose their...

Reeves wins Republican nomination for Mississippi governor

Aug. 27, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi second-term Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves won the Republican nomination for governor Tuesday, setting up a November general election showdown with Democrat Jim Hood, the state's four-term attorney general. Reeves defeated retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller...

The Latest: Stamps wins Democratic PSC nomination

Aug. 27, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi elections (all times local): 9 p.m. A Jackson City Council member has won the Democratic nomination for public service commissioner from Mississippi's central district. De'Keither Stamps defeated frequent candidate Dorothy "Dot" Benford in Tuesday's runoff....

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves wins Republican nomination for governor, defeating ex-Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr.

Aug. 27, 2019 9:43 PM EDT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves wins Republican nomination for governor, defeating ex-Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr.