Last week, we covered the story that first-term conservative state Representative Robert Foster (R-DeSoto County), also known as “Farmer Bob,” was close to making a decision about entering the 2019 open Governor’s race. It appears the speculation may quickly come to fruition as he has scheduled an announcement for later today. If Rep. Foster officially becomes a candidate, he will soon be opposed by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves (R) who promises to announce his intention to run before the new state legislative session commences on January 8th.
For the Democrats, four-term Attorney General Jim Hood is already an official candidate. He has run very well in his four statewide races and will be a formidable contender even in this strongly Republican state. Gov. Phil Bryant (R) is ineligible to seek a third term.
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