Is Mark Baker running for Attorney General?

As it stands now, the biggest office going for GOP challengers in 2015 is that of attorney general, held by the only statewide elected Democrat left, Jim Hood.

More than a few names have been linked to possible runs, including that of Rep. Mark Baker, R-Brandon. After last night, consider his name — at least for now — at the very top of the list.

Baker, who chairs the House Judiciary A committee, was a conservative leader when the Republicans were in the minority, and he is known as a key lieutenant for Speaker Phillip Gunn under the Republican majority.

He is also candid about considering a statewide run.

Clarion Ledger
7/11/12