It appears President Trump will make another visit to Mississippi.
Police Chief Bart Aguirre said there have been discussions about the president visiting Tupelo on the Friday before the November 5 general election.
That visit would be on behalf of Republican gubernatorial candidate Tate Reeves, whom Trump has endorsed.
There has been no official word yet from the White House or from the Reeves campaign that the visit will happen.
WTOK – Reeves campaigns in Meridian
Hood hits Reeves over campaign donations
When payday and predatory lenders tell Tate Reeves to dance, he dances. When his loan shark friends tell him to pass legislation benefitting their companies that prey on low-income Mississippians, he does it. Why? pic.twitter.com/gHULTibZ1y
— Jim Hood (@HoodForGovernor) October 17, 2019
The Democratic Attorneys General Association said Thursday that it aims to have people knock on 180,000 doors to promote Jennifer Riley Collins. She faces Republican Lynn Fitch in the Nov. 5 election.
The current attorney general, Jim Hood, is Mississippi’s only Democratic statewide official, and he’s the party’s nominee for governor.
MS Manufacturers endorse Gipson for Ag Commissioner
I’m very honored to receive the endorsement of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association. Many of MMA’s members are part of our great Mississippi Agriculture and Commerce industries. Thank you @MSManufacturers for your support. pic.twitter.com/mwseGOrDOh
— Commissioner Andy Gipson (@CommAndyGipson) October 18, 2019
American Federation of Teachers endorse Cole for Ag Commissioner
“We are proud to endorse you (Rickey Cole). Keeping the State’s children and their families healthy is our business.” American Federation of Teachers of Mississippi. pic.twitter.com/UOlEq46tEU
— Rickey Cole (@RickeyCole) October 16, 2019
“They are the only ones that matter,” said Dr. Joe Weinberg, associate professor of political science at the University of Southern Mississippi.
As the general election approaches, there are currently more than 1.9 million registered voters in Mississippi, according to the Secretary of State’s office.
“Mississippi actually has a higher percentage of registered voters,” Weinberg said. “That’s a percentage of the eligible voters than the national average. I think part of that is because we’ve made it pretty easy to register to vote when you get your license.”
Weinberg said Pine Belt voters will have a big influence on the statewide election.
Thompson said this about his colleague:
“I am deeply saddened by the passing of my colleague and brother, U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings. We are never truly prepared for the death of a loved one. Congressman Cummings was a man that was not afraid to speak truth to power. Our nation is better because of his years of service and commitment. May God comfort his wife, children, staff, family, and friends during this difficult time. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” (Mathew 5:4)
-Congressman Bennie Thompson