Mississippi Now Has Republican Candidates for Governor and Attorney General

Lt. Governor Tate Reeves secured the Republican Party’s nomination yesterday in the Mississippi runoff election. Reeves garnered around 54% of vote while former Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. came in with 46%. The Lt. Governor will face Attorney General Jim Hood (D) in the general in November.

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch will be the Republican Party’s nominee for the Office of the Attorney General. She defeated Andy Taggart in the runoff by approximately four (4) points. Fitch will take on retired Army Colonel Jennifer Riley Collins in the general in November.

Mississippi is the only state holding an open gubernatorial election this cycle. As mentioned in this previous blog, this election could garner even more national attention due to a Jim Crow era requirement of statewide candidates.

Want to know more about the Mississippi runoff or the 2019 election cycle? Contact Meghan Holihan at msh@stateside.com