Lt. Gov. Reeves joined by AG Hood and Auditor Pickering at Mississippi’s Giant House Party

Mississippi politicians are sticking to familiar themes during this non-election year at the Neshoba County Fair.

Wednesday was the first of two days for speeches. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said he has fought to reduce the state’s long-term debt and has pushed for charter schools and gun rights.

“When parents see these public charter schools succeed, they’re going to demand more school choice for more families. And I will stand with them,” Reeves said.

He said he has heard that some people jokingly refer to his three young daughters, and his Senate leadership team, as “Tater Tots.” Republican Reeves, who’s the youngest statewide officeholder, said he embraces the nickname “Tater” when his political opponents use it.