WJTV – Political speeches take center stage at Neshoba County Fair
WLOX/WLBT – Neshoba County Fair: Reeves and Hood considering 2019 gubernatorial run
I’m proud they were able to join me today. Thank you to everyone who came to Founders Square! https://t.co/7qevsuIWcO
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) August 1, 2018
Speaking at the Neshoba County Fair, Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Mississippi is thriving under GOP leadership, while Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood said the state economy is faltering as Republicans give tax cuts to out-of-state corporations.
The current governor, Republican Phil Bryant, is limited to two terms and can’t run again next year.
Hood said even as Republican lawmakers have tried to block lawsuits by the attorney general’s office, those lawsuits have brought the state about $3 billion over the past 14 years.
“Give or take a few million dollars here or there, I guess it’s enough to pave somebody’s driveway,” Hood said, causing a murmur in the audience of casually dressed people under the tin-roofed pavilion on the fairgrounds south of Philadelphia.
CLARION LEDGER – Jim Hood squares up at Neshoba
CLARION LEDGER – Reeves talks Mississippi progress at Neshoba 2018
MSGOP chair calls out Democrat Evans Neshoba speech
If a Republican said what Democrat Michael Evans said today, it would be front-page news, complete with an editorial and cartoon. But the media says it was the best speech of the Fair? This sort of double standard just gets us conservatives going. Y’all keep it up.
— Lucien Smith (@LucienSmith) August 2, 2018
Hosemann promotes teacher pay, infrastructure, small business in Neshoba speech
— Delbert Hosemann (@DelbertHosemann) August 1, 2018
New State Auditor White says his agency will be audited
@shadwhite says the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor is going to audit themselves. “We’re going to do it, not because it is the easy thing to do, but because it is the right thing to do.” #NeshobaCountyFair pic.twitter.com/6EGUNpTQ0F
— News Mississippi (@News_MS) August 1, 2018
CLARION LEDGER – Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall slams Senate, renews call for fuel tax increase
Hall leveled blame on the state Senate for the recent stalemate on infrastructure funding, and criticized Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’ BRIDGE Act introduced last session.
Sen. Wicker meet with SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) August 1, 2018
Sen. Hyde-Smith meets with new VA Secretary
Had a great visit with Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie on his first full day on the job. I’m confident he’ll be able to improve @DeptVetAffairs services for our veterans. https://t.co/BIk4m08fnk pic.twitter.com/jHyyYXM2aC
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) July 31, 2018
#MS04: Democrat Anderson looking for your $3, $5 donations
Folks, we can use a little help! We have a lot of territory to cover before the election on Nov 6. Here is a personal message from Rep Anderson: pic.twitter.com/RALhewgQ7D
— Jeramey Anderson for Congress (@JerameyForMS) August 1, 2018
Price Wallace will represent taxpayers in Simpson and Rankin counties House District 77.
Wallace edged out Hayes Patrick 1430 to 1350 by a narrow margin of 80 votes.
SUNHERALD – Big names in sports place Mississippi’s first legal bets in Biloxi, Tunica