But the conventional wisdom is that Hood, in his fourth term as attorney general, and Reeves, in his second term as lieutenant governor after two as treasurer, will be the leading candidates for governor.
The one person most likely of turning that conventional wisdom on its head – of rewriting the script – is Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. Conventional wisdom is that the Republican Hosemann, a third term secretary of state from metro Jackson, will run for lieutenant governor.
While making no official announcement, it is no secret that Hosemann wants to be in more of a policy-making position and as lieutenant governor he would be.
My unconventional wisdom is that as 2019 creeps closer Hosemann might opt to challenge Reeves in the Republican gubernatorial primary instead of running for lieutenant governor.