It appears Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann (R) is not in contention to be appointed as Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R) replacement when the latter man resigns in April. Mr. Hosemann is reportedly saying that he will run for the open Lt. Governor’s position in the 2019 Mississippi statewide regular election. Also reportedly not being interested in obtaining the appointment is retiring Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Pearl). It is likely that Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves (R) has the inside track to be Gov. Phil Bryant’s (R) choice to succeed the retiring veteran Senator, but even he may rather pass in order to seek the open Governorship in 2019.
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