Truck driver wins Dem nomination for Miss. governor

Truck driver Robert Gray won the Democratic nomination for Mississippi governor on Tuesday, although he reported spending no money on his campaign and said he didn’t vote in the primary because he was too busy.

Gray toppled Vicki Slater, a trial lawyer who was backed by many party leaders, and Dr. Valerie Adream Smartt Short, an obstetrician-gynecologist and military veteran.

Gray will face first-term Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and the Reform Party’s Shawn O’Hara in the Nov. 3 general election.