While history is on the one hand kind when it comes to state Treasurer Tate Reeves’ chances to make the leap from his current post to the lieutenant governor’s office, it is a cautionary tale on the other.
Reeves, 35, has yet to announce his 2011 campaign for lieutenant governor, but that announcement is expected by the end of the month. In addition to swollen campaign coffers, Reeves has some other tangible reasons to be confident.
Three former state treasurers – the late Evelyn Gandy, William Winter and Brad Dye – have done what Reeves is trying to do in terms of winning the state’s No. 2 executive branch post from the treasurer’s post. For Reeves, that’s the good news.