Gray, a 46-year-old truck driver from Terry, created a political maelstrom Tuesday when he won the nomination. He won without political experience or name recognition. He won despite his campaign finance reports showing zero money raised or spent. He won in spite of too many things to list.
“I went to a couple rallies. I’m not a people person. I don’t like invading people’s privacy. They knew I was running for governor. I talked to a few people. I got to speak in Meridian. We got like five minutes.”
With perhaps the most unlikely political victory in modern Mississippi history in his back pocket, Gray moves to November’s general election against incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Bryant.