WDAM – Mississippi attorney general, Jim Hood, announces run for governor

Mississippi’s Democratic attorney general is launching his 2019 campaign for governor by criticizing the Republican-led Legislature for enacting corporate tax cuts. Jim Hood is the only Democrat currently holding statewide office in Mississippi. He announced his gubernatorial campaign Wednesday in his hometown of Houston, Mississippi.

He enters the race with solid name recognition after winning four terms as the state’s top legal officer. However, he starts at a financial disadvantage. Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is also expected run for governor and has $5.4 million in campaign cash, to Hood’s $656,400.


WJTV – Jim Hood kicks off campaign for Governor

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WTVA – Rep. Nolan Mettetal not seeking re-election

Mississippi House Representative Nolan Mettetal will not seek re-election, he confirms with WTVA.

When asked why he made this decision, he said, “It’s just simply the time.”

Mettetal serves the 10th District which consists of Lafayette, Panola and Tallahatchie counties.

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