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Mississippi 2019 Elections

Read stories about Mississippi's upcoming 2019 election, including the gubernatorial election.

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Beyond Angry Tweets: Robert Foster on Why He is Running for Governor

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Mississippi House Rep. Robert Foster is running for governor in the Republican primary, running against current Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican from Florence, Miss., among others.

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Sam Britton Announces Secretary of State Run, Pledges Loyalty to Trump

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Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton promised to "get government out of our lives" on Monday as he launched a bid to become Mississippi's next secretary of state.

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Ronnie Crudup Jr. Running for Adrienne Wooten's Vacated House Seat

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South Jackson and community activist Ronnie Crudup Jr. is running to be the next representative of District 71, the Mississippi House of Representatives seat Adrienne Wooten vacated to join the judiciary.

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Lt. Gov. Reeves: No to Medicaid Expansion, Despite Strong Citizen Support

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After weeks of speculation that Mississippi's Republican leadership might support expanding Medicaid in the state, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves slammed the door shut on Monday.

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Mississippi Treasurer Fitch Running for Attorney General

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Republican Lynn Fitch of Ridgeland, Mississippi's second-term state treasurer, says she is running for attorney general because she wants to protect gun rights, fight opioid abuse and crack down on human trafficking.

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Juan Cloy Announces His Candidacy for Hinds County Sheriff

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Former Canton Assistant Police Chief Juan Cloy has formally declared his candidacy for Hinds County Sheriff.

Health Care

Republican Candidates 'Looking at' Medicaid Expansion, Other States

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At least two Republican candidates for statewide office in Mississippi are voicing support for Medicaid expansion—a policy state GOP leadership has long resisted.

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Hosemann Should 'Resign' His Office, Democratic Opponent Demands

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One of Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann's potential opponents is calling on him to resign his office while he runs for lieutenant governor.

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Delbert Hosemann Running for Lt. Gov: 'I'm Here to Apply for the Job'

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Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is running for lieutenant governor, he announced Wednesday morning.

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Election-Year Lawmaking: What Will Happen?

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Democratic Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood had stood discussed Mississippi's dismal national rankings in things like health care, poverty and education. Republicans such as Bryant and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, Hood said, would try to tell voters everything was just fine.

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GOP Gov. Candidate Foster Pushes a Type of Medicaid Expansion

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First-term state Rep. Robert Foster of Hernando says Tuesday he thinks working people added to Medicaid should be required to pay something for coverage. Mississippi would need federal permission for such a system.

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Foster Claims 'Third Party' Offered $1 Million to Exit Governor's Race

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A third party offered to help Mississippi State Rep. Robert Foster, R-Hernando, secure $1 million in fundraising if he would drop out of the race for governor, the GOP candidate claimed in an interview with the Jackson Free Press Thursday.

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Hard-right Conservative 'Farmer Bob' to Announce Run for Governor

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Freshman State Rep. Robert Foster will announce a bid for the Republican nomination to be Mississippi's next governor tomorrow in his hometown of Hernando.

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Jackson Woman Joins Dem Race for Governor; State Rep Exploring GOP Race

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Next week, Velesha P. Williams plans to officially join the race to become the Democratic Party's gubernatorial nominee, she announced in a Nov. 29 press release.

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McDaniel v. Hood? State Senator to 'Pray About' Run for Governor

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Just days after his hopes of becoming a U.S. senator were dashed for the second time in four years, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, signaled interest in a possible run for governor next year.

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Hood Announces Run: 'Jesus Taught Us to Fight for the Poor'

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Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood announced his run for governor on Oct. 3 in Houston, Miss.

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Amid Positive Polls, Jim Hood to Announce Run for Mississippi Governor

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Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood will kick off a campaign for governor on Wednesday, Oct. 3, he announced in a statement on Monday, Oct. 1.

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Delbert Hosemann Will Seek Higher Office; Not Running for Re-election

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Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann drew boos from a crowd of supporters on Wednesday at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss., when he announced he would not run for for re-election, but he quickly calmed them by teasing another possibility.

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2019 State Races Shaping Up; Hood Has Edge Over Reeves for Governor

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Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Attorney General Jim Hood are the obvious candidates expected to face off in the 2019 gubernatorial election if both make it past the party primaries, although neither one has officially declared his intention to run for the office.

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Petal Mayor Marx Says He's Running for Mississippi Governor

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A Republican mayor from south Mississippi said Thursday that he is running for governor next year, even though he expects to be widely outspent by other candidates.

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State Rep. Hughes Running for Lieutenant Governor in 2019

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First-term Democratic state Rep. Jay Hughes of Oxford announced last week that he is running for Mississippi lieutenant governor in 2019, saying the state needs to improve public education, highways and mental health services and create a lottery.