Mississippi's Voter ID law took effect last year, largely relying on research commissioned by the secretary of state's office finding that 98 percent of Mississippi voters reported having at least one of eight possible forms of identification needed to vote.
Education is a major focus for candidates in the upcoming primary elections, especially due to this year's political back-and-forth on fully funding the Mississippi Adequate Education Program.
Since announcing his candidacy for the state AG's office, Mike Hurst has made fighting public corruption the centerpiece of his campaign as well as attacks against Jim Hood, whom Hurst accuses of not being aggressive enough on the issue.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's campaign is running its first TV commercials this election season, but a new analysis shows his Democratic challenger, truck driver Robert Gray, hasn't bought any air time.
Since losing his seat in redistricting, Rep. Cecil Brown, D-Jackson, decided to run for the Public Service Commission.
Charlette Oswalt recently met with the Jackson Free Press about why she should be Hinds County's first woman sheriff.
Jackson native Cristen Hemmins decided to run for the District 9 Senate seat (which includes Oxford and most of Lafayette County) when her opponent, Gray Tollison, introduced Initiative 42A to the Senate.
Robert Gray Campaign Finance Reports
Zack Wallace Campaign Finance Report
Darrel McQuirter Campaign Finance Report
Barbara Blackmon Campaign Finance Reports
Mary Coleman Campaign Finance Reports
Jeff Stallworth Campaign Finance Report
Anthony P. Thomas Campaign Finance Report
Leslie Tannehill Campaign Finance Report
Victor P. Mason Campaign Finance Report
Eddie J. Fair Campaign Finance Report
Reginald Thompson Campaign Finance Report
Tyrone Lewis Campaign Finance Report
Vallena J. Greer Campaign Finance Report
Stephanie McKenzie Foster Campaign Finance Report
Tyrone Lewis Campaign Finance Report Part 2
Sam Begley, 55, a well-known player in Democratic Party and political circles who is usually trying to help someone get elected, said he wants to be an "activist legislator," fighting for the city of Jackson.
This year, David Archie is back on the campaign trail hoping that the votes—at least those that don't prove too apathetic—line up in his favor.
Hinds County Campaign Finance Reports, July 2015.
Sam Begley Campaign Finance Report. July 28, 2015.
Vern Gavin Campaign Finance Report
Eddie Jean Carr Campaign Finance Report
Hinds County Campaign Finance Reports, July 2015 28 Part II.
Empower Mississippi, a nonprofit dedicated to school choice, used its political arm, the Empower PAC, to unseat four incumbent Republican candidates for the Mississippi House of Representatives in the DeSoto County primary elections on Aug. 4.
While pundits predict depressed turnout in tomorrow's statewide primary elections, a few Democratic legislative and county races might pique voter interest enough for Hinds County to prove prognosticators wrong.
Education funding, job creation and fighting corruption are at the top of many Mississippi statewide candidates' lists heading into the November election.
About two dozen people who want to keep the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag held the banner in silent protest Thursday as Republican state House Speaker Philip Gunn spoke at the Neshoba County Fair.
Mississippi pride runs deep for Jocelyn Pepper Pritchett, who goes by Joce (JO-see). The only time she has lived out of state was when she was away at graduate school, and she has been back ever since.
It's hard to tell whether Robert Shuler Smith, the top prosecutor in Hinds County, is confident he'll coast to a third term as district attorney—or if he's scared out of his mind by the challenge being mounted by Stanley Alexander.