It had been suggested for some time that former state Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller Jr. (R) may enter the 2019 gubernatorial campaign, but his final decision was surprising nonetheless. While most believe Mr. Waller would run as an Independent or minor party candidate, he has decided to take a more traditional route. Instead of going straight into the general election and potentially become a spoiler, Mr. Waller announced yesterday that he will challenge Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.
The Mississippi general election is expected to be close against four-term Attorney General Jim Hook (D). Lt. Gov. Reeves remains the clear favorite in the Republican primary, irrespective of Mr. Waller’s presence as his GOP primary opponent.
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