CLARION LEDGER – Here’s how much money Tate Reeves spent winning the Republican primary for governor

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves spent nearly $7 million to defeat an unexpectedly robust challenge in the Republican primary for governor, according to the latest campaign filings.

Through his main campaign committee, Reeves spent more than $375,000 in the final week of the runoff election against retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller.

Waller, who has not endorsed Reeves in the general election, spent and raised a little more than $2 million…

…Through the end of September, Reeves has spent about $8.3 million as he heads into a Nov. 5 general election showdown with Attorney General Jim Hood.

The Democrat has spent a fraction of that so far — about $3.1 million.

Reeves has more than $3.2 million on hand between several accounts.

Hood, who’s raised $3.4 million this year, has about $1.3 million remaining.

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MBJ – Emily Wagster Pettus – Analysis: Mississippi has options for new secretary of state

Democrat Johnny DuPree says he would push legislators to authorize online registration for new voters. Republican Michael Watson says he’d support that only with assurances that cybersecurity wouldn’t be compromised.

Watson says he wants the secretary of state’s office to take over the responsibility of issuing driver’s licenses — a service that’s provided by the Department of Public Safety and is plagued by long lines. DuPree says he opposes moving the licensing process.

Mississippi’s current secretary of state, Republican Delbert Hosemann, has held the office for three terms and is now facing state Rep. Jay Hughes in the race for lieutenant governor.

The secretary of state’s office has a wide range of duties. It’s the place where candidates file campaign finance reports and businesses file documents of incorporation. The secretary of state regulates charities, securities, pre-need funeral plans, perpetual care cemeteries and relationships between sports agents and athletes. The office oversees public-land leases, which generate money for schools. The office also publishes state regulations and compiles the Mississippi Official and Statistical Register, commonly called the blue book.

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NEWSMS – Wicker: House and Senate should strike while iron is hot on trade

During the 2016 election, President Donald Trump promised to improve America’s trade deals. He surprised his skeptics and vindicated his supporters by keeping that promise a year ago and negotiating the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a much-needed update to the Clinton-era North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

In the months since it was negotiated, Mexico has ratified USMCA. My colleagues on Capitol Hill should move immediately to push USMCA over the finish line by sending it to President Trump’s desk for his signature. This would demonstrate to Canada how serious America is about improving our trading relationships, motivating our neighbors to the north to take up USMCA themselves and finalize the deal.

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