Hood touts Medicaid expansion, takes jabs at Reeves and GOP tax breaks in gubernatorial kickoff
By Adam Ganucheau October 3, 2018
“It’s time for Mississippi to pull together,” Attorney General Jim Hood said Oct. 3 in announcing his campaign for Governor in his hometown of Houston.
HOUSTON – Attorney General Jim Hood, standing on the steps of the courthouse in his hometown on Wednesday, officially announced his campaign for governor.
Flanked by several local officials and state legislators, Hood, the only statewide elected Democrat in Mississippi, focused on the importance of a new realm of leadership in Mississippi.
“It’s time for Mississippi to pull together,” Hood said. “It’s time for this partisan, petty politics to stop. It’s time for us to protect our values and create a future for our kids so they can stay here and build a Mississippi that works for everyone.”
Hood said several times Wednesday morning both Republicans and Democrats across the state have encouraged him to run for governor.
In his announcement speech, Hood said the focus of his campaign would be on helping traditionally marginalized communities: “Jesus taught us to fight for the poor and the elderly and the widows and the children – the least among us,” he said. “That’s what’s been ingrained in my public service.”