On Friday Attorney General Jim Hood announced that he will run for re-election in 2011. As stated in the Clarion-Ledger’s article, the big news with Hood’s announcement is that it ends speculation that he will run for governor in 2011. Hood’s decision is a smart one, even if Hood does want to run for governor.
Hood is only forty-seven and has plenty of time to run for governor. With the Hood being a Democrat and the Republican party currently dominating in Mississippi, now is not the time for Hood to give up the office he has for one that he may not win.
The Ledger article points out the commissioner of public safety Steve Simpson may run for A.G.:
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