But the marquee speeches on August 1 will come from incumbent Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and incumbent GOP Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves. The two speeches are highly anticipated as forerunners of a possible 2019 gubernatorial race matchup between the pair — although Hood has remained more reticent about his 2019 intentions to date than has Reeves…
…Perhaps the most closely watched speeches of the week will come from Class II U.S. Senate candidates headed for an open primary showdown in November. Those candidates will include Republicans State Sen. Chris McDaniel, Democratic candidate and former secretary of agriculture and Mississippi congressman Mike Espy, and Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.
WLBT – AG Hood and Lt. Gov. Reeves speak about investigation into controversial MDOT frontage road project
AG Hood still has eyes for Google
I appreciate the European Commission’s aggressive response to @Google’s anti-competitive conduct. Yesterday’s decision makes it clear our office should continue in our lawsuit against Google to end their improper actions of mining student data. https://t.co/S5jLYsce4M
— Jim Hood (@AGJimHood) July 20, 2018
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann are partnering with the Federal Trade Commission and charity regulators across the country to crackdown on fraud.
“Operation Donate with Honor,” alerts donors to false solicitations which promise donations to veterans and service members.
The Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board and the Mississippi National Guard back the effort as well.
“Giving back to our veterans who have sacrificed so much for our freedom is a worthy cause, but, unfortunately, it has also become a common way to scam people out of money and veterans out of resources,” Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said.
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann agreed.
“Mississippians are the most generous people in the Nation, always answering the call when it comes to our veterans and service members,” he said. “Operation Donate with Honor continues our Office’s position to ensure funds donated are received by those who need it the most.”
What makes a difference in your donation is that it goes to a legitimate charity. If you have a question about a charity operating in Mississippi, don’t hesitate to contact the @MississippiAGO or our Charities Division at (601) 359-1599. #DonateWithHonor #SupportOurServiceMembers pic.twitter.com/245v1tixl3
— Mississippi SOS (@MississippiSOS) July 19, 2018
Gov. Bryant signs Pledge to America’s Workers
President @realDonaldTrump is working with private sector leaders and state and local officials to solve shared challenges for America’s workers and job creators. I am proud to support this effort by signing the Pledge to America’s Workers. pic.twitter.com/wjjPvCLXa4
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) July 19, 2018
MSGOP Chair on Democrats’ slogan and Trial Lawyer Espy
— Lucien Smith (@LucienSmith) July 20, 2018
Sen. Wicker presented with “Guardian of Seniors’ Rights” Award
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) July 19, 2018
The mayor says McGruder was fired because he failed to obey a directive to not talk to city officials or employees during his suspension. Mayor Bland says McGruder communicated with Councilman Lindemann over the course of his suspension, which was in violation of his directive.
“But I was really shocked to hear after our council communicated with Councilman Lindemann on numerous occasions not to discuss this matter with Mr. McGruder, that he still did it,” says Mayor Bland.