WJTV – Mississippi governor candidates set for statewide debate
The two major-party nominees for Mississippi governor have agreed to a second debate.
Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood said Monday that he has accepted an invitation for Oct. 14 at WCBI in Columbus. Republican Tate Reeves accepted the invitation last month.
That debate in Columbus happens four days after their first one, which is set for Thursday on the University of Southern Mississippi campus in Hattiesburg. It’s being produced by WJTV/WHLT-TV and will air locally at 7 pm on WTVA.
Hood jabs at Reeves over second debate
Since Tate Reeves declined to even respond to two debate invites, I’m not sure he expected me to accept WCBI’s debate next Monday. We’ll be there. What’s important is that Mississippians across the state have a chance to hear about the issues. #msgov
— Jim Hood (@HoodForGovernor) October 7, 2019
WCBI – Gubernatorial candidates talk issues ahead of debate at WCBI studio
NFIB endorses Reeves for Governor
Proud to have the support of Mississippi small businesses! As governor, I will help workers to earn higher wages and businesses to grow. That is my commitment to you. https://t.co/XAEIyvuXf2
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) October 7, 2019
A group of Mississippians will have their election lawsuit heard in federal court this week. Their argument surrounds a provision in the state Constitution that dictates how we choose governors and statewide elected officials.
In question is a system that says a candidate has to win both a majority of the popular vote and a majority of the 122 House Districts. If both aren’t met, the Mississippi House decides a winner, something the plaintiffs says violates voters’ constitutional rights.
“It really flies in the face of the one person one vote rule, because if you don’t agree with other people in your statewide district then your vote should still count,” said Mississippi Center for Justice Advocacy Director Beth Orlansky.
Coast Sheriffs cut ad for Hosemann for Lt. Governor
Jackson County Sheriff @MikeEzell11 and Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson exemplify law enforcement in #Mississippi. We appreciate their support and look forward to working with them. #TeamDelbert pic.twitter.com/GjMJEF8mai
— Delbert Hosemann (@DelbertHosemann) October 7, 2019
Vicksburg Mayor Flaggs backing Hosemann for Lt. Governor
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) October 7, 2019
Mississippi Lottery Corporation launches website, social media
With the launch of their new website, things are getting real! Visit mslotteryhome.com.
You can also find lottery info on social media @TheMSLottery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Wicker: American energy bolsters economic, national security
The American energy sector’s growth is one of the most important recent developments in world politics. It minimizes the Iranian threat and keeps our nation’s oil supply safe. Read more in today’s @DJournalnow: https://t.co/wlxvRfYLVe
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) October 7, 2019