Each of the major political parties is now backing a candidate in the central district race for Mississippi Supreme Court.
The state Democratic Party said Monday that it’s endorsing Democratic state Rep. Earle Banks of Jackson. The announcement came weeks after the state Republican Party endorsed the man Banks is trying to unseat, Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. of Jackson in the Nov. 6 election.
Mississippi judicial candidates run without party labels. But state law doesn’t stop political parties or interest groups from throwing their support behind candidates.