“The national democrats and their liberal allies have lined up behind Jim Hood,” said Reeves Tuesday night after the race was called. “The conservative people in Mississippi have lined up behind me. So, there will be a very stark contrast in this general election and I look forward to having that conversation.”
Democrat Jim Hood says all Reeves is doing is trying to throw out labels to scare voters.
“We had a judge going against him the first time,” noted Hood. “But you’ve got a prosecutor this time. And I’m going to carry these issues to the people in Mississippi just like I would a jury. And they’re going to get the facts.”
WTVA – Candidates for governor talk about upcoming election
Taggart throws support behind Fitch for AG
Congratulations to @LynnFitch @LynnFitchforMS on winning our GOP primary race for Attorney General. I congratulated her as soon as the results were clear, and pledged to support her as our nominee in November. I am honored and grateful for the support of so many Mississippians.
— Andy_for_AG (@Andy_for_AG) August 28, 2019
WXXV – Jennifer Collins issues debate challenge to opponent Lynn Fitch
Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Cory Wilson is being nominated for a federal judgeship.
Wilson joined the court in February after being appointed by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant. Before that, Wilson was a first-term Republican member of the Mississippi House.
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is nominating Wilson to become a U.S. district judge for the southern half of Mississippi. Wicker supports the nomination.
It was not immediately clear which vacancy Wilson would fill.
Bryant commends nomination of Wilson
I commend President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Judge Cory T. Wilson to serve as a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi. His integrity and respect for the rule of law makes him an excellent choice for the federal bench. pic.twitter.com/xpTM1iMDzX
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) August 28, 2019
Wicker backs Wilson nomination
Today @realDonaldTrump selected another outstanding judge from Mississippi to serve the American people. Judge Cory Wilson’s credentials, intelligence, and respect for the rule of law are without question. My full statement ⤵️ https://t.co/4QSx8ULiYU
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) August 28, 2019
Wednesday morning’s count of the affidavit ballots in the District 51 Senate race shows Jeremy England beating out Wayne Lennep by just 38 votes. But Lennep told WLOX News he’s not prepared to concede the race.
The count was completed just after noon, giving England 3,858 votes and Lennep 3,820.
“I am still in discussions with my advisers because we have heard from voters about problems with ballots at some precincts. There may be more work to do, up to and including a possible request for a re-count. We are still reviewing information and our options,” Lennep said. “So it’s a problem apparently where we have the shared precincts, where both people inside of 51 and outside of 51 vote at the same place. Maybe some ballots getting mixed up, not sure.”
The University of Mississippi is moving forward with the relocation of a Confederate statue on campus.
Ole Miss Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks sent an email to students, faculty and staff Wednesday afternoon detailing the next steps for moving the statue from the center of campus to the Confederate cemetery on campus, calling it “a more suitable location.”
Earlier this year, the student Senate voted unanimously to move the statue to the cemetery.
In Sparks’ email, he says they’re awaiting a decision by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. If approved, they’ll submit their relocation plan to the Institutions of Higher Learning and hire a contractor to perform the work.