JACKSON – Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood of Houston and Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, viewed as the leading candidates for governor in 2019, will speak back-to-back Wednesday morning at the annual Neshoba County Fair political speakings in Philadelphia.
The annual event attracts journalists and political observers from throughout the state.
The political speakings will continue on Thursday, highlighted by Gov. Phil Bryant.
Mississippi State University political science professor Marty Wiseman, a long-timer observer of the state’s political scene, said, “We’re probably a year away from gaining any real insight” from the comments made by Hood and Reeves at the fair, but said it will still be interesting to see them speaking back-to-back.