By ShaCamree Gowdy| October 1, 2018 at 5:28 PM CDT - Updated October 3 at 11:50 AM
CHICKASAW COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has officially announced his run for governor.
Hood, a Democrat, made the announcement on Wednesday morning in front of the Chickasaw County courthouse, not far from his hometown of Houlka. He was introduced by his wife, Debbie, as a crowd of supporters stood behind him holding “Jim Hood” campaign signs.
Luke Ramseth, Mississippi Clarion Ledger Published 5:10 p.m. CT Nov. 1, 2018 | Updated 7:10 p.m. CT Nov. 1, 2018
the annual business and political get-together in Jackson, served Thursday as a
last chance for U.S. Senate candidates to address a big crowd before next
the most fiery speech came from a candidate for Mississippi governor — which isn't on the ballot until next year. Democrat Jim
Hood, the current attorney general, said despite the rosy picture the
state's Republican leadership paints, Mississippi's economy, its number of
jobs and employment rate, and its salaries, lag behind neighboring
states and the rest of the nation.
“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 – 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.”