Hood, Hurst trade jabs in AG race

Hood and Hurst spoke to the Capitol Press Forum of Mississippi State University’s John C. Stennis Institute of Government on Monday in Jackson. The two spoke and answered questions mostly in turns, although near its end Hurst tried to direct questions and comments directly at Hood.

“I’ve got a full-time job, and I’ve got this election and I’ve got a family,” three-term AG Hood said to Hurst’s renewed call Monday for a series of debates. “I don’t see any point in having a debate.”

Hurst responded: “I think the Mississippi public sees a need for a debate … I’m ready any time, any place.”

Hood cited his record over three terms as reason voters should give him a fourth.