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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...

Trump son raising money for Mississippi GOP governor nominee

Oct. 17, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's sons is scheduled to attend a fundraising event for Tate Reeves, the Republican nominee for Mississippi governor. News outlets report Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, former Fox News contributor Kimberly Guilfoyle, will appear Oct. 24 at the...

National Dems back attorney general nominee in Mississippi

Oct. 17, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A national group says it's putting time and money into supporting the Democratic nominee in the open race for Mississippi attorney general. The Democratic Attorneys General Association says Thursday that it aims to have people knock on 180,000 doors to promote Jennifer Riley Collins....

Mississippi candidates swap accusations of favors for donors

Oct. 16, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The major-party nominees for Mississippi governor on Wednesday accused each other of doing political favors for campaign donors. Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood said Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves helped enact laws that expand companies' ability to offer high-interest loans, and...

Hood: Reeves commercial filmed at private school is 'phony'

Oct. 15, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor said Tuesday that his Republican opponent should stop running a "phony" campaign commercial about supporting public education. Attorney General Jim Hood criticized Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves for filming part of the commercial at the...

Mississippi governor candidates spar over taxes, brain drain

Oct. 14, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The two major-party candidates for Mississippi governor debated Monday for the second time in less than a week, arguing over education, taxes and the "brain drain" — the loss of people moving to other states for jobs. Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and Republican Lt....

US judge hears arguments about Mississippi election system

Oct. 11, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge is giving no indication of how or when he will rule in a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi's unique, multistep process of electing a governor and other statewide officials. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III heard arguments Friday, just over three weeks before...

Reeves and Hood clash on teacher pay, roads, health care

Oct. 10, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Republican lieutenant governor and Democratic attorney general debated teacher pay raise plans, road repairs, health care and taxes as they clashed for the first debate in the governor's race. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Attorney General Jim Hood met Thursday at the...

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,...

Reeves says education agenda includes teacher pay raises

Oct. 9, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves released his education proposals Wednesday, saying he has a four-year plan to increase Mississippi teacher salaries if he's elected governor. He said the plan will not require a tax increase because Mississippi's economy is good and state tax...