Attorney General Jim Hood: Decision soon on 4th-term run

JACKSON, MISS. — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Thursday that he will decide soon whether to seek a fourth term this year.

Hood, 52, is the only Democrat in statewide office.

Responding Thursday to questions from The Associated Press, Hood said he will make a decision about his political plans in the next week or so.

Asked if he is considering a run for governor, Hood said: “I don’t know. I’m just going to have to wait and pray about it. I’ve got about another week or so before I have to do something.”