NEWSMS – New poll shows Reeves with slight lead in Governor’s race

With less than two weeks remaining until Mississippi elects its next Governor, a new poll shows Republican Tate Reeves holding a slight lead over Democrat Jim Hood. 

Conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, the poll shows the current Lt. Governor with a 46% to 43% lead over Mississippi’s current Attorney General.

WXXV – MS Attorney General Jim Hood joins bipartisan investigation into Facebook

Democrat Tupelo Mayor endorses Democrat candidate for Governor


WDAM – Miss. leaders and educators deem President Trump’s ‘lynching’ reference insensitive to state’s racial history

“Certainly a state like Mississippi, that has a history of thousands of thousands of lynchings, over the past generations should be the first in line to condemn his words,” said state senator John Horhn, “We have documented names are on those boards. Those were lynchings. Trump–what’s happening with President Trump has nothing to do with that.”…

…Mike Espy, former congressman and agriculture secretary, issued a statement calling the president’s comment ‘disgraceful.’

Congressman Bennie Thompson called it racially insensitive.

WTOK – Powerball, Mega Millions available in Mississippi in January

Mark your calendars, Mississippians, for January 30. Powerball® and Mega Millions® will both be available for purchase in Mississippi on that date.

“Mississippians will no longer have to cross into neighboring states to participate in these drawing-style games,” said Tom Shaheen, president of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC). “They will soon have the opportunity for a chance to play big jackpot games four times per week, as well as many secondary prizes.”

Accepted into the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) in August, the MLC will be the newest lottery member to sell Powerball® and Mega Millions® once sales commence January 30.

WLOX – Retired colonel aims to be first black female AG in Mississippi

Retired colonel aims to be first black female AG in Mississippi

Jennifer Riley Collins believes the people of Mississippi deserve a proven protector. That’s why she says she is running for the state’s attorney general.

Collins spent Tuesday on the Gulf Coast visiting with supporters, including the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The IBEW is one of several groups that have endorsed her candidacy.

A distinguished military veteran, Collins spent 32 years working in the U.S. Army’s intelligence department, retiring two years ago as a Military Intelligence Officer. She served a total of 14 years on active duty and 18 years as a member of the U. S National Guard and U. S. Army Reserves.

She says, if elected, she’ll not only look out for everyday Mississippians, but she’ll also make history as the state’s first African American woman to be in that position.

Congressman Thompson comments on Middle East conflict following visit with Speaker Pelosi


DAILY JOURNAL – Local candidates share views on healthcare, education, ethics reform


For the Mississippi House of Representatives District 16 race, Democratic candidate Rickey Thompson and Independent candidate Steve Holland both agreed that the state Legislature should be more transparent, but had different views on if Holland had been transparent while serving in the Legislature…

…Thompson said he thought it was “time for a change” in the race and said the citizens should elect someone new after 36 years and insinuated that Holland’s campaign as an Independent candidate this election cycle instead of a Democratic candidate leaves questions open about his campaign.

“We definitely need more transparency,” Thompson said. “Any time you have somebody change parties or anything like that, we need more transparency to see where the money’s coming from.”

After the forum, Holland told the Daily Journal he thought Thompson’s insinuation about him switching political parties was not true.

“Do you think I’m going to be a Republican?” Holland asked. “Hell, no. I’m one of the most independent legislators.”

Gov. Bryant thanks US Attorney Hurst for school security aid


WTVA – Ex Lt. Gov. Tuck set to retire as university vice president

Former Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck is retiring Dec. 31 as a vice president at Mississippi State University.

The university says Tuesday that the 56-year-old Tuck announced her plans this month.

She is a Maben native who served in the Mississippi Senate from 1990 to 1996. She was defeated in the 1995 Democratic primary for secretary of state, then was hired as the top administrator for the state Senate.

Tuck was elected lieutenant governor as a Democrat in 1999, switched to the Republican Party in 2002 and won a second term as lieutenant governor in 2003.

Congressman Palazzo receives recognition from Opportunity Finance Network