The open Mississippi Governor’s race is beginning to attract a lot of attention on the eve of the new election year. While Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves (R) is said to be less than a month away from announcing his presumed candidacy, state Rep. Robert Foster (R-DeSoto County), who was originally elected in 2017, says he is strongly considering entering the Governor’s race and appears to have no trepidation about running against Mr. Reeves.
On the Democratic side, Attorney General Jim Hood (D) is an official candidate and looks to be drawing some intra-party opposition. Velesha Williams, the former director of the Metro Jackson Community Prevention Coalition, announced her candidacy early this week. Magnolia Mayor Anthony Witherspoon also confirms that he, too, is considering entering the Democratic gubernatorial primary.
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