Governor Bryant said he was ‘very happy’ with the results of the Primary election last night.

“More people voted in a Republican Primary than any time in Mississippi history, that is amazing,” said Governor Phil Bryant. Bryant said even though the governor’s race is headed to a run-off he still feels confident that the candidate he put his support behind, Tate Reeves, will be the next governor of Mississippi.

Many of Bryant’s endorsements took wins in the Primary last night including, Michael Watson, Delbert Hosemann and David McRae.

When it comes to the next few weeks of campaigning Bryant said he will continue to support those Republicans he has endorsed, particularly Tate Reeves.

“We are moving in the right direction in the state of Mississippi,” said Bryant. “Things are moving forward in Mississippi and I think Tate is the guy to keep doing that.”

Bryant emphasized the importance of electing Republicans to these statewide offices, especially his current seat. He said he believes if a Democrat is elected governor nothing will be accomplished, especially with a Republican supermajority in the Legislature.

“I think the fate of the state of Mississippi hinges on turning out in this Primary.” said Bryant. He stressed the importance of getting out to the polls again in the run-off and voting.

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The race for Governor and Attorney General will head to a run-off on August 27, before the General Election on November 5.