nearvideo Mississippi tight gubernatorial race wraps up Tuesday evening
The democratic candidate Jim Hood give Republican Tate Reeves a run for his money, by speaking of anti-Trump, and appeals to both parties
BILOXI, Miss. — As the Democrats in Washington are feverishly President Trump, at least one prominent Southern Democrats to accuse, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, is the running away that the effort in an attempt to get his state’s next Governor.
The voters in this deep-red state will decide on Tuesday whether you choose to serve hood or his Republican opponent, incumbent Lieutenant Gov. Tate Reeves, as your next Governor. The race is unusually tight, despite Mississippi’s status as a Republican stronghold. Observers attribute the strength of the hood’s candidacy, in part, to avoid his willingness of his party to national policy, including its anti-Trumpism.
“Jim Hood is running on the Democratic ticket, but he has always been his brand of politics,” said Nathan Shrader, a political science professor and Director of American studies at Jackson’s Millsaps College. “It’s like Shopping in the supermarket. It is not that you have to buy to go, ketchup, buy Heinz. That you are not going to buy a car that you are going to buy a Nissan. So you are not necessarily buy, a Democrat. Jim Hood, the buy is. He is his own brand of Democrat.”
Observers attribute the strength of the hood’s candidacy, in part, to avoid his willingness of his party to national policy, including its anti-Trumpism.
Hood has aggressive, the expression of the political fence, refused to say whether he supports the effort, to accuse trump. Asked on a local talk radio station, whether he ever concerns to vote for the President, hood called it a “trick question.”
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The strategy has paid off: in October, polling by Mason-Dixon Polling & strategy, Reeves showed only holds a slight edge, leading Hood among the registered voters of 46 percent to 43 percent, with 9 percent still undecided.
October polling by Mason-Dixon Polling & strategy showed Reeves holds only a slight edge, leading Hood among the registered voters.
In spite of a campaign, many national Democrats might see as “moderate”,” hood provides a bright spot for his party in a region, where its prospects are in General weak. Trump won the state by almost 18 percentage points in 2016, while the state, Republicans currently hold the governor’s mansion, both legislative chambers and all but one statewide office.
Trump won the state by almost 18 percentage points in 2016, while the state of the Republicans currently in the governor’s mansion, both legislative chambers and all but one statewide office.
Hood, the marks in his fourth term as attorney General, the only exception.
“Hood’s messaging is personally appealing to me, because I feel that it speaks more for the average Mississippian. You know, he shows that he is not a Democrat, your average Washington. … The reason why this race some attention is because the Republicans see that the Governor can win on a statewide level in Mississippi,” said Evan Jones, a 21-year-old Democratic voters, and students at Millsaps College.
Trump and Vice President of Pence time spent on stumping in the state, encouraging voters to get out and vote. “I’m here for one reason and one reason only. America needs to be Tate Reeves, the next Governor of Mississippi. Tate Reeves, you know all, it is Mississippi … a strong conservative, who lives what he believes,” Pence said Monday during a rally in Biloxi.
Democratic candidate for Governor, state attorney General Jim Hood, addresses business leaders at the Mississippi Economic Council’s annual “on the Mississippi”, in Jackson, Miss., Thursday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
He added: “Tate Reeves … you have a proven Republican. You can’t safely say that about his opponent. Jim Hood supports Hillary Clinton in 2016.”
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves addresses managers in Jackson, Miss., in the past week. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
In spite of the competitive campaign, analysts say Reeves is still the most likely, as the winner on Tuesday.
“I think the lieutenant governor is elected Governor. He has more visible support. He is more in the line of policy-and values-wise with Mississippi voters,” said George Pickett, a 74-year-old Republican voters who attended the same Church as Reeves in Jackson.
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The one thing that could produce proposed a surprise on Tuesday, Shrader, a change in the projected turnout. “If this race is as close as it seems, it could be decided, the of the earth game and the quality that they [the voters] of the operations you do,” he said. “It is back to the old school, politics, [this] are used to determine the winner here, not television, and Facebook ads.”