Miss. governor up with TV ads, but no air time yet for Dem

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant’s campaign is running its first TV commercials this election season, but a new analysis shows his Democratic challenger, truck driver Robert Gray, hasn’t bought any air time.

Bryant has spent an estimated $90,110 for TV ads so far, according to figures released Thursday by the Center for Public Integrity.

Gray shook his head when he was told how much Bryant has spent nearly a month before the Nov. 3 election.

“We’re about $86,000 or $87,000 short of that,” Gray told The Associated Press on Wednesday at the state Capitol.