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.
“I’m running for governor because it’s time to put our families first – that starts by building an economy that creates jobs so our kids can stay in Mississippi, earn a good living here and build a future right here.” pic.twitter.com/7Ivyvz0P1k
— Jim Hood (@HoodForGovernor) October 3, 2018
WJTV – Jim Hood kicks off campaign for Governor
MSGOP chairman comments on Hood announcement
— Mississippi GOP (@MSGOP) October 3, 2018
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.
Wicker supports effort to fight opioid abuse
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) October 3, 2018
Hyde-Smith votes to support FAA Reauthorization bill
Today I voted for final passage of a five-year #FAAReauthorization bill, which provides greater certainty for airports, communities & passengers. Pleased it strengthens work to integrate #UAS safely and efficiently into the national airspace. Read more: https://t.co/wOgv1AkXkh pic.twitter.com/dy0Lufuxlx
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) October 3, 2018
#MSSen: Espy gets a plug from Jesse Jackson
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) October 3, 2018
#MSSen: Baria wants to stop Presidential Alert system
— David Baria (@dbaria) October 3, 2018