Reeves vs. Hood this November in Mississippi governor’s race

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and four-term Democratic state Attorney General Jim Hood will go head to head this November in a battle for the Mississippi governor’s office.

Reeves won the Republican nomination Tuesday in a primary runoff. He defeated retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr.

Reeves is asking Waller’s supporters to back him and prevent the state from electing a “liberal Democrat” to the governor’s office.

Hood says Reeves ran a negative campaign and will “throw around labels” while Hood will focus on the issues.

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